Are any of these six players leaving Real Madrid this summer?
FootyOn ask are any of these six players leaving Real Madrid this summer ahead of the 2017 Champions League final?
Los Blancos’ Galactico recruitment policy means fresh faces arrive at the Bernabeu and some members of the squad must make way.
That means the Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday, June 3 could be the last time some players where the white shirt of Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane is 13/8 with BetVictor to guide Los Blancos to a 12th European Cup in 90 minutes at the Principality Stadium.
Are any of these six players leaving Real Madrid? We look at the betting on that.
We’ve also provided our top Champions League final tips.
Is Alvaro Morata off to AC Milan?
Spain striker Morata has played for both Los Blancos and Champions League final foes Juve, but will Zidane start him?
He rejoined Real Madrid from the Old Lady last summer, but a return to Italy with AC Milan now looks on the cards as he has completed 90 minutes just six times this term.
New and wealthy Chinese investors are rebuilding the Rossoneri’s spine, with Argentina centre back Mateo Musacchio and promising Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie already signed up for next season.
Morata is mooted to be Milan’s new star striker after scoring 20 goals for Los Blancos and a best-price 8/13 with Sky Bet to arrive at the San Siro this summer.
He is alternatively 4/1 with Paddy Power to remain at the Bernabeu, but there has also been Premier League interest from champions Chelsea.
This is one Galactico that looks a sure-fire bet to leave as he hasn’t cemented a centre forward spot under Zidane, who favours compatriot Karim Benzema.
Could Gareth Bale homecoming also be a farewell?
Although sidelined in recent weeks by a calf injury, Wales star Bale will surely have some part to play in the Champions League final in his hometown of Cardiff.
It will be his 150th Real Madrid outing, but will it be his last?
Bale has attracted criticism from some sections of the notoriously fickle Bernabeu fans since signing from Spurs in 2013.
Fellow forward Cristiano Ronaldo casts such a large shadow over all other Los Blancos attacking options that his goals and performances set the standard.
The betting suggests we’ll see Bale in the white shirt next term, as he’s long odds-on at 1/7 with Sky Bet to stay at Real Madrid.
Portugal’s Pepe out of contract
After 10 years in the Spanish capital, Brazil-born Portugal centre back Pepe also looks set to leave.
Now 34, he has been holding out for a new contract, but none appears in the offing from Real Madrid.
Pepe has probably played his last Los Blancos game already as he’s been sidelined with a fractured rib for the last 12 matches.
It is time for younger, less injury-prone legs in defence.
Although odds-on at 4/7 with Sky Bet to stay at Real Madrid, there is interest from Inter Milan who are 2/1 to sign Pepe.
Portugal greats of yesteryear like Rui Costa, Fernando Couto, Luis Figo and Paulo Sousa played some of their best football in Italy, and Pepe may join them.
Colombia attacker Rodriguez won the Golden Boot at the last World Cup and was bought to the Bernabeu off the back of those exploits, but his days at Los Blancos look numbered.
He’s played just seven minutes of Champions League football since the last 16.
Zidane’s tactical switch to a midfield diamond has resulted in James being used as a substitute number 10 in La Liga.
Coming off the bench is hardly the part Rodriguez will want to play long-term and there’s plenty of speculation about a move away.
He is far more likely than Bale to join Man Utd this summer at 6/5 with Sky Bet.
Those odds, plus being a 6/1 shot with Paddy Power to stay with Real Madrid, suggest James will be on the move
Isco has one year left on deal
The man keeping Rodriguez out of Los Blancos’ XI is Isco.
Another Spain international, Zidane has placed plenty of faith in him as the link between midfield and attack.
That has been rewarded with three assists during the final two La Liga games of the campaign.
Now he’s been trusted to express himself, Isco is impressing.
It leaves his long-term future looking secure, despite the fact he is out of contract at the Bernabeu next summer.
Raphael Varane interesting Red Devils?
France’s Rolls Royce defender Varane is another linked to Man Utd.
Given Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho used to be Bernabeu boss, that is hardly surprising.
The chances of ‘the Special One’ signing more than one player from Los Blancos are pretty slim.
Varane is a regular when fit, especially with Pepe’s injury.
It just doesn’t seem likely that Real Madrid will part with him.
That is reflected in the betting with Sky Bet going 1/6 he stays put and 7/2 for Mourinho to bring him to United.
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