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Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos among nine players to be sold in Real Madrid overhaul

Tom Sheen

Published 04/03/2016 | 15:15

There were reports that Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos handed in transfer requests after last weekend's defeat to Atletico Madrid
There were reports that Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos handed in transfer requests after last weekend's defeat to Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid will get rid of nine players this summer, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos chief among them, according to reports in Spain.

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Manager Zinedine Zidane and club President Florentino Perez are said to both be unhappy with the side's current postion - 12 points below leaders and rivals Barcelona with only 11 matches remaining.

The Sun claim that the pair have now put together a 'blacklist' of 10 players who will leave the Bernabeu this summer.

Ronaldo and Ramos are the two biggest names, but there are plenty of stars available, according to the paper; Manchester United have previously been linked with both and would probably be among the clubs interested and able to move for the pair.

Heavyweights James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos and Isco would certainly fetch large sums on the open market. Squad players Danilo and Alvaro Arbeloa and youngsters Jese and Casemiro are also named.

The paper claims there are 10 players in their headline but only names those nine.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City have all been linked with the impressive Isco previously and Kroos was wanted by numerous clubs before moving to Spain. Manchester United were also tenuosly linked with Rodriguez.

However, no other players are linked to any potential destination.

Independent News Service

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