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Zidane: Real Madrid didn't want Luis Suarez

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Suarez never interested Real Madrid. Credit: PA

Real Madrid assistant and former star player Zinedine Zidane has revealed there was never interest from the European Champions in Luis Suarez.

The former Liverpool striker is poised to make his competitive debut for Barcelona against Madrid this weekend, following his high-profile summer transfer.

Suarez has been unable to feature for Barcelona until now after biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, and being handed a four month ban from FIFA.

Speaking ahead of the season's first Clasico, Zidane said:

When Real Madrid want a player we work very hard to get the transfer done, but it was not a player we wanted.

He (Suarez) is obviously a very good player, but it was not a player we feel we needed to add to the squad. The players we acquired in the summer were exactly the players we wanted.

– Real Madrid assistant Zinedine Zidane

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