- Real Madrid are currently faced with huge financial crisis following the pandemic
- Los Blancos are reportedly planning to axe 17 players including Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez
- Reports say Bale is top priority for the club as they will ensure he gets off their wage bill
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Real Madrid are preparing to axe 17 players this summer including Gareth Bale, James, Ceballos and Odegaard as Los Blancos line them up for permanent transfers of loan.
According to top Spanish outlet Marca, Luka Jovic is also expected to leave the club who are desperate in avoiding financial black hole.
It was also gathered that Los Blancos are hoping they can talk to other players to take pay cut but top priority for Real will be getting Gareth Bale's £650,000-a-week wages off their books.
However his agent has claimed that the Welshman will not be going anywhere this summer, but reports have it that Los Blancos will do everything to ensure Bale and James Rodriguez go out of the club.
Meanwhile, Arsenal chief Mikel Arteta has confirmed talks are ongoing with Real - who want a permanent deal - over Dani Ceballos' future.
Reports have claimed the midfielder will personally ask Madrid president Florentino Perez to extend his loan deal at the Gunners.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane recently took his time to clear the air on his relationship with Wales winger Gareth Bale amid reports the 31-year old could be on his way out of the Bernabeu.
Los Blancos have won their first La Liga title in four seasons after establishing a healthy lead over arch rivals Barcelona.
Bale has not been integral for his side this season and was an unused substitute in Real’s last five matches.
It was during these substitute stints that the Welshman became an online talk after he was constantly spotted seemingly aiming a dig at his own club.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has rubbished claims he is not in good terms with Gareth Bale.
The Welshman has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer and the forward's bench warming role appears to have confirmed it.
Bale remains on the payroll of the La Liga table-toppers until the summer of 2022 but he is playing little or no part in his side's title quest.
The former Tottenham Hotspur man was close to leaving the Bernabeu last August but the club president Florentino Perez pulled the plug on the deal.
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