Barcelona and Real Madrid XI that could be sold this summer, including Man United targets Gareth Bale and Philippe Coutinho
Real Madrid and Barcelona both look set for a summer overhaul.
The two Spanish giants have a wealth of talent at their disposal, but despite their status in the game, trophy collections and ego, these players are still capable of being sent packing once the club deems them surplus to requirement.
Zinedine Zidane is now back at Real Madrid following the sacking of both Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari and while his hands will be tied for the next two months, you can rest assured he will be making significant changes to the side.
The club are out of the Champions League and out of the running in LaLiga, but this does not mean the players at his disposal can not use the next 10 remaining matches to prove themselves worthy of being at the club next season.
The legendary Frenchman, who won three Champions League titles in his first spell as manager, has insisted his current squad should not feel on trial in these final two months but the speculation will not have been lost on certain players in the team.
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Gareth Bale and Thibaut Courtois are the names continuously linked with a move away.
The Welshman has struggled this campaign for consistency, but has featured in Zidane’s two opening matches.
Meanwhile, Courtois has failed to live up to expectations since he swapped Chelsea for the Spanish capital and his future is in doubt, with Zidane a known admirer of Keylor Navas.
Midfielders Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio could also be released, while defender Raphael Varane may be too, along with striker Karim Benzema.
And it’s no surprise when the list of possible incoming transfers includes Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, with other targets also on the radar.
Barcelona may be eight points clear at the top of LaLiga but this does not rule out the prospect of them changing their playing personnel either.
Philippe Coutinho has disappointed in his 18 months at the Nou Camp since his £145million switch from Liverpool and the arrival of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax is likely to throw his future into serious doubt and also that of Ivan Rakitic.
France World Cup winner Samuel Umtiti could also leave and Malcom is set to depart for Italy or return to Ligue 1 after struggling to make the step up.
Rafinha, Thomas Vermaelen and back-up goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen are also on their way out, as the club intend to strengthen further with Matthijs de Ligt and Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann high on their priority list.
There are so many players who could end up moving on you can even make a handy team of them, as you can see below.
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