However, Zidane, who does not see it as a possibility, said, "We're very far from that, I don't even think about it as a possibility".
Sunday begins with Real Sociedad looking to cure defensive problems at home to bottom of the table Malaga, whose mini-recovery has stumbled in the last two weeks, while Athletic Club Bilbao look for their first win in seven weeks away to Levante, who are solid on the road, but struggle to control games at home.
To make matters worse, Madrid will be without Ramos' partner in the center of the defense after Raphael Varane was injured in the first half of Madrid's 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Times says that Hazard has shelved talks until the end of the season, when Hazard then jets off to face England at the World Cup. He is bothered by an unspecified minor injury.
"We'll see. I'm going to put out a competitive side", he said. "He won't be with us Saturday, that much is certain", Zidane said after Wednesday's match.
Varane's absence will ensure a fresh centre-back pairing and according to Spanish publication Marca, Achraf Hakimi and Nacho Fernandez could join regular left-back Marcelo in defence for the game against Sevilla. Mateo Kovacic could be shifted into Casemiro's place in front of the defense. Ramos and Varane have combined for more than 3,000. "We will find a solution".
"I'd urge Madridismo not to forget what this team has achieved".
Madrid has already been criticized for overhauling its bench last offseason, when it brought in a bunch of younger players with promise while letting a number of time-tested players go. The French worldwide came off the pitch instantly after feeling the injury on Wednesday. We've tried it out and in case of emergency we have it.
Sevilla has options in attack, including striker Luis Muriel, forwards Wissam Ben Yedder and Manuel "Nolito" Agudo, and midfielder Ever Banega.
Sevilla will aim to capitalize on Madrid's uneven performances at the Bernabeu this season.
"We know that if we win there", Sarabia said, "it will be an extra boost of confidence for everything that their stadium represents".