No surprise: Managers says Kane, “soul of team” Ronaldo going nowhere

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Despite seeing their names bandied about in the January transfer window, two of the more talked-about players in Europe are going nowhere.

That’s the word from both Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane (still odd to type) and Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino when it comes to megawatt names Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane.

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Ronaldo has been subject to Manchester United return speculation any time there has been tumult at the Bernabeu — which is quite often under president Florentino Perez — but Zidane has squashed the latest buzz.

From the BBC:

“Cristiano is more than non-transferable,” added the Frenchman.

“He is the soul of the team. He’s going nowhere.”

As for the big Englishman as White Hart Lane, who’s been tipped for a move to Real Madrid oddly enough, Pochettino says, “No way.”

Also from the BBC:

“He is not for sale and the good thing is he wants to stay.”

Of the two, a Ronaldo sale would be less surprising, as United always has money to spend and the aging Portuguese will see his transfer value continue to dip.

Kane is an in-form man on a historic club in a massive city that only stands to get richer. After the Gareth Bale sale, you’d have to think Daniel Levy and company would know the risks of launching a superstar into space for money.