Real Madrid could sell four players to fund Zinedine Zidane's squad overhaul this summer

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Zinedine Zidane has returned to Real Madrid after witnessing the club struggle through this season following his original departure last May.

The Frenchman walked away citing 'need for change' but in his absence, Los Blancos seriously struggled.

Julen Lopetegui was his immediate successor but lasted just a few months before Santiago Solari was brought in to steady the ship in October. 

But after a dreadful period that saw Real knocked out of the Champions League, Copa del Rey and La Liga title race, he was also shown the door. 

Cue Zidane's return. But this time, he faces a tough job of rebuilding the team that won three European Cups on the bounce. 

Madrid are still feeling the effects of Cristiano Ronaldo's departure as they never truly replaced him.

That's why Florentino Perez has reportedly offered Zidane £300 million to overhaul the squad next summer. 

According to Marca, he may have more than just Ronaldo to replace too. Their latest suggestion is that Raphael Varane, Gareth Bale, Isco and even Karim Benzema could all be allowed to leave. 

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The Spanish paper writes that the Real board are not actively looking to 'give away players', but they know they may have to sell in order to re-invest in the team. 

"They are aware that the summer will be long," Marca suggests.

"Madrid will make moves and clubs will try to take players from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, while others will try to milk Los Blancos for as much money as they can.

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"If the club are going to sign for 50 million euros, they won't be letting players leave for 25 million. Despite the poor season, the club still believe the players' values are higher than they have shown."

That kind of policy makes complete sense and despite certain players having poor seasons, Real believe that they can get around €200 million for just four players.  

"Varane's name currently tops that list, then comes Gareth Bale, Isco and Karim Benzema and the rest," the report continued.


"The players are still highly valued on the market and the club are estimating that with three or four departures they could have almost 200 million euros to reinvest." 

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