Real Madrid still open to sales for nine first-team players

Real Madrid are still open to letting go as many as nine first-team players as they aim to drastically cut their squad.

Seven players have already left the club either permanently or on loan this summer, meaning their first-team squad now stands at 31 names.

However, the idea is to reduce this to 25 or below for the new season with Los Blancos open to offers for a number of their current players.

The wish, according to Marca, is that one of Keylor Navas or Andriy Lunin will depart this summer – with Real Betis a likely destination, potentially on loan, for the Ukrainian next season.

The idea is that James Rodriguez will definitely leave while the club also have no plans whatsoever for either Gareth Bale or Borja Mayoral, the report continues.

Additionally, the futures of Jesus Vallejo, Brahim Diaz, Dani Ceballos, Isco, Lucas Vazquez and Mariano Diaz are also unclear – Madrid are open to moves away for all of them, depending on the right offer.

It is still the dream of boss Zinedine Zidane to land Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, according to reports, with these sales potentially freeing up funds for a record move.

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