Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has hit back at rumors of Zinedine Zidane’s potential departure.
The German midfielder has rubbished all claims
has told theReal Madrid
squad he would be leaving the club at the end of this season.
The Frenchman was said to have informed his men of his decision to step down as the manager before their 2-2 draw againstSevilla
earlier this month.
But Kroos, who won three consecutive Champions League titles under Zidane, says the 48-year-old has not said that he wants to leave Real.
"It's been said everywhere, even in Germany, that he has already announced his departure to the team,"
Kroos said on his Einfach mal Luppen podcast
"It's a blatant lie. Zizou and I have a good relationship. Without a doubt he would have told me.
"I can't confirm it and I don't know how this will end, but I can say it's always fun working with him."
Zidane revealed after his side's final LaLiga game againstVillarreal
on Sunday that he will hold talks with the club this week.