Real Madrid veteran Pepe is reportedly considering a switch to Premier League side Chelsea next summer after growing frustrated over contract renewal talks.
Real Madrid see the return of their global icon Cristiano Ronaldo as Zidane aims to make it three wins out of three as they host Osasuna.
Argentina under-20 striker Lautaro Martinez could join Real Madrid on loan this summer, according to reports.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos has named a total of three changes for his side's semi-final encounter with Wales. His opposite number Chris Coleman has made two enforced changes, as the Welsh look to defy odds and make it to the finals.
If there was a list of violent defenders drawn up, Pepe's name would be on top. But the Madrid defender disagrees with this notion.
Speaking before Real Madrid’s clash against Malaga, manager Zinedine Zidane revealed that defenders Pepe and Raphael Varane remain unavailable for the away fixture.
Gareth Bale remains unavailable for selection along with Pepe as Real Madrid look to earn three points against relegation threatened Granada.
Ahead of Real Madrid's la Liga match against Villarreal, Rafael Benitez will name a strong starting eleven after resting his key players in the midweek champions league victory against Malmo. Sergio Ramos and Pepe have both recovered from injury, and are expected to pair at centre half.
While James Rodriguez and Pepe remain sidelined ahead of the Madrid derby, captain Sergio Ramos has been declared fit along with Gareth Bale as Real Madrid travel to Vicente Calderon.
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