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Real Madrid prepared to sanction transfer sales of 14 stars this summer

Gareth Bale is facing the axe at Real Madrid
Zidane is prepared to sell Bale this summer (Picture: Getty)

Real Madrid are prepared to sell as many as 14 players this summer as Zinedine Zidane prepares for a massive rebuild, according to reports.

Zidane is targeting several big signings and hopes to bring in Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba and Christian Eriksen in the coming weeks.

But with Zidane aiming to spend a small fortune, Marca claim Real will look to find buyers for the likes of Keylor Navas, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale.

All three have been linked with a switch to the Premier League, with Manchester United retaining a long-term interest in Bale.

Players up for sale

GOALKEEPERS: Navas

DEFENCE: Reguilon, Vallejo, Theo

MIDFIELDERS: Ceballos, James, Odegaard, Llorente, Kovacic, Oscar

FORWARDS: Bale, Mayoral, Raul de Tomas

POTENTIAL EXITS: Brahim Diaz, Isco, Lucas Vazquez, Mariano

Zidanes players return for pre-season on 8 July and there could be some major differences to the team that will finish the season this weekend.

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Defenders Jesus Vallejo, Theo Hernandez and Sergio Reguilon are surplus to requirements, with Porto star Eder Militao set to complete his £42.7million move to Real.

Rodriguez has failed to make the grade at Bayern Munich after a two-year loan spell and fellow loanees Mateo Kovacic and Martin Odegaard are also heading for the exit.

MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 13: James Rodriguez of FC Bayern Muenchen gestures during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Liverpool at Allianz Arena on March 13, 2019 in Munich, Bavaria. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
There will be no place for James when he returns from his loan spell (Picture: Getty)

Midfielders Dani Ceballos, Marcos Llorente and Oscar Rodriguez too are facing the axe, with Zidane poised to be ruthless in his bid to rejuvenate Real.

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