Real Madrid officials are reportedly making frantic efforts to ensure that Marcelo feature in the crucial enconter with Chelsea next Wednesday
They are however confident that the defender will be available for their Champions League semi final second leg against Chelsea next week.
It follows a report this week in El Mundo that the Brazilian would not be available for selection due to having to count votes in Madrid’s regional elections on Tuesday.
The report claims that Los Blancos have been working with the city’s electoral authorities to reverse the decision, which would see Marcelo be working on election day for the regional votes.
However, on Friday, Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said that the player would be available for selection in spite of this situation and would be able to join his teammates on Wednesday.
Zidane told reporters on Friday: “Marcelo will be able to fulfil his obligations on Tuesday and then join his teammates the following day.”
Meanwhile, latest reports claim that the Brazilian will be able to play in the game after all – but it will come at a cost to Los Blancos.
The player will still have to be involved in the electoral process on Tuesday but can travel to London via a private jet the following day.
Diario AS highlight that such a move will cost Madrid €20k, which is said to have caused great anger at the club.
The Brazilian started the first leg in a left wing-back position and that could subsequently be the case again in London.