Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane insists James Rodriguez was not saying goodbye to fans in the yesterday victory over Sevilla, according to a report from The Express.

Rodriguez got emotional when he was substituted after an hour of Real Madrid’s win over Sevilla yesterday, taking his time to acknowledge Real fans, when he was substituted for Casemiro in Madrid’s finally home game of the season, which made it look like he was saying thanks to the fans one final time.

The Colombian international has strongly been linked with a move away from Real in recent times, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal thought to be the main clubs trying to land him.

It seems as though United are now in the driving seat ahead of any deal, after a pre-contract agreement has already been agreed between the ace and Manchester United and manager Jose Mourinho ahead of a deal for the 25-year-old attacker.

However, Zidane has now played down the report linking the Rodriguez with a move this summer, as he reckons he was not saying goodbye, he said when asked if Rodriguez was bidding farewell to the fans:

“No, James is at Madrid and we have a lot left to do. We’re only thinking about the final stretch…”