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Real Madrid plot transfer clearout with SIX stars including Hazard and Ramos facing axe to buy both Mbappe and Haaland


REAL MADRID are plotting a huge transfer clear-out in order to finance moves for Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.

And the likes of Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard are among those that could make way.

Kylian Mbappe, 22, is a priority for Real Madrid

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Kylian Mbappe, 22, is a priority for Real MadridCredit: AFP
Erling Haaland, 20, could be on his way to the Spanish capital

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Erling Haaland, 20, could be on his way to the Spanish capitalCredit: AFP

The LaLiga champions believe that Haaland and Mbappe will be era-defining players, and are desperate not to allow either to join and strengthen a rival.

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But being able to afford either, let alone both, will be a huge challenge, given the current financial landscape amid Covid-19.

While he has a release clause of £65million kicking in next year, Haaland, 20, is projected to cost around £150m this summer – with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona, Liverpool and Chelsea all keen.

And while Mbappe’s contract is set to expire in 2022, PSG are desperate to keep him at Parc des Princes.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid are willing to clear the decks, allowing boss Zinedine Zidane the opportunity to fully regenerate his squad.

First on the agenda will be getting rid of Gareth Bale for good, with the Welshman, 31, having recently confirmed his intention to return to Madrid next season for the final year of his £600,000-a-week deal.

Negotiations with Sergio Ramos, 34, have reached an impasse – and the iconic skipper could leave Santiago Bernabeu after 16 years of stellar service this year.

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His centre-back partner Raphael Varane may also, somewhat surprisingly, be up for grabs – while Madrid will listen to offers for former Chelsea star Hazard, with the Belgian having made only nine league appearances this season amid injury troubles.

Isco is out of Zizou’s favour and is up for grabs, while Marcelo, 32, is not the force he once was and could be moved on.

Sergio Ramos could leave Madrid after 16 years this summer

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Sergio Ramos could leave Madrid after 16 years this summerCredit: Getty
Eden Hazard has managed only nine league appearances this term

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Eden Hazard has managed only nine league appearances this termCredit: Reuters
Expensive star Gareth Bale has admitted that he intends to return to Real Madrid next season

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Expensive star Gareth Bale has admitted that he intends to return to Real Madrid next seasonCredit: PA

The development of Vinicius Junior, 20, has been an important project for Madrid, having signed him from Flamengo for £40m aged just 16.

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But if his sale could fund Mbappe and Haaland swoops, the Spanish giants would be willing to cash in.

Whether or not Madrid can also sign a defender remains to be seen.

They have targeted Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres, and are said to be ‘furious’ that Man United have moved ahead of them in the race for his signature.

Raphael Varane may be cashed in on this summer

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Raphael Varane may be cashed in on this summerCredit: Rex
Vinicius Junior may make way for a more illustrious name

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Vinicius Junior may make way for a more illustrious nameCredit: Getty
Isco is no longer a key man under Zinedine Zidane

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Isco is no longer a key man under Zinedine ZidaneCredit: AP

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