Gareth Bale intends to stand his ground by seeing out the remainder of his Real Madrid contract, according to a report.
Zidane revealed that Bale refused to be part of the travelling party, likely because he knew he would not get any minutes at the Etihad Stadium.
Despite his limited playing time in 2019-20, The Sun claims that the Wales international will not be leaving the Bernabeu this summer.
Bale, who did not feature in Madrid's final eight games of the season, is in line to receive £60m in wages over the course of the two years remaining on his bumper contract.
The report suggests that the former Tottenham Hotspur winger remains annoyed at Madrid for pulling the plug on his lucrative switch to Jiangsu Suning last summer.