Zinedine Zidane Holds Meetings With Four Players, Tells Three Of Them They're Being Sold

Zinedine Zidane has already spoken to four players about their Real Madrid futures ahead of the summer transfer window.

It's set to be a busy, busy summer for Real Madrid with a squad overhaul expected.

The club have been heavily linked with a host of high-profile players. We're talking Manchester United's Paul Pogba, Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Spurs' Christian Eriksen, among many others.

Zidane will make room for new talent by offloading several players and according to Spanish outlet Marca, he has already told three players that they'll be sold.

The French boss has held face-to-face meetings with Gareth Bale, Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos and Marcelo.

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Image: PA

And the report claims Bale, Llorente and Ceballos have been informed that they no longer have a future at Real Madrid, with Zidane set to continue with Marcelo for the new season.

Bale has been subject to intense transfer speculation with a bunch of clubs reportedly keeping tabs on his situation. It's believed that Manchester United and Bayern Munich are weighing up an offer for the Welshman.

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Image: PA

Llorente, who graduated from Real Madrid's youth team, is also expected to depart the Santiago Bernabeu. He's played just six league games this campaign.

Ceballos is set to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season, too. The Spanish midfielder has failed to nail down a spot since his £15 million transfer from Real Betis.

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Image: PA

Despite being strongly linked with a summer switch to Juventus, Marcelo remains Zidane's No.1 left-back and the Real Madrid manager is hoping to get the best out of the Brazilian in the new term.

Nasir Jabbar

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