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Zidane Picks His ‘Chosen One’ As Madrid Prepare For Life Without Pepe

boss has hinted to have found a permanent replacement for China bound centre back .

Reports coming in from suggest that Pepe’s contract talks have stalled at Real Madrid as the Portuguese is keen on a big money move to the .

With that in mind, Zidane is preparing for life without Pepe and has pointed at Jesus Vellejo to replace the outgoing defensive stalwart.

The 19 year old Spanish U-21 International is enjoying his loan spell in with .

He is ready to step up for Madrid’s first team action at such a young age according to head manager Zinedine Zidane.

Frankfurt manager Niko Kovac’s thoughts on Vallejo: “I have not seen such a player either as a footballer or as a coach. This guy is a scandal.”

In fact, the German club have even been in touch with Madrid in an attempt to extend the loan deal, but Zidane has a different plan.

Pepe is demanding a two year contract extension but the Spanish giants are not willing to match the offer as ’s Hebei China Fortune are keen to swoop in with a €10 million per season offer for the man.

He currently bags €4.5 million a season and is said to be considering a huge wage rise offered by the Chinese club.

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