Real Madrid are ready to stick with the current squad after missing out on Kylian Mbappe – allowing Chelsea to breathe easy over Eden Hazard.
Madrid wanted to sign Mbappe from Monaco this summer but he now looks likely to join PSG and follow Neymar through the door in Paris.
And that leaves Madrid stumped, but rather than look at other options, with Hazard mooted as an alternative, they will stick with their BBC front three.
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The trio helped fire Madrid to the Champions League and La Liga double last term and Zinedine Zidane is said to be ready to put his faith in them again.
Florentino Perez and Zidane had both wanted Mbappe and were ready to ship Bale out to make space, but that moves looks dead.
Marca report that Madrid have given up on the teen sensation and will now make no more moves in the market.
Madrid have had to make plans with Ronaldo at first asking for a transfer, before opting to stay put, following a tax investigation.
And Bale’s future has been uncertain with his place in the side no longer guaranteed and the interest in Mbappe.
But the trio look set to stay and Mbappe’s move to PSG could be rubber-stamped next week.
Madrid had shown some interest in Hazard with Zidane known to be a fan, but his injury appears to have ended that.
Hazard will miss the start of the season after picking up an ankle injury on international duty.
Madrid face Barcelona tomorrow and could opt for a 4-4-2 rather than 4-3-3 with Isco in line to keep his place from last season with Bale potentially dropping out from the Super Cup side for Ronaldo.
Isco’s form last term with Bale injured allowed Zidane to play a different system on the way to the double.
And the Spain star was handed a new five-year deal this week showing his reputation at the club.