Real Madrid Transfer: Spanish outfit ready to sell duo, Modric extension close

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Varane and Bale up for sale

Real Madrid are looking to sell some of their first-team players in order to raise funds for the summer transfer window.

According to reports, they are looking to sell Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane.

Bale is currently on loan at Tottenham and he has fallen down the pecking order at Real Madrid for quite some time.

It is evident that Zinedine Zidane does not rate him highly and it is no surprise that the Spanish club want to sell him this summer.

It will be interesting to see if Real Madrid can find a buyer for Gareth Bale given his massive wages and declining form.

The Welshman has struggled to regain his form at Tottenham and he has not been a regular starter for Jose Mourinho’s side either.

Meanwhile, Varane has a contract with Real Madrid until the summer of 2022 and he has not signed an extension with them.

The Spanish outfit cannot afford to lose him on a free transfer next summer and therefore it makes sense for them to sell him in the coming months.

The player has been linked with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United and it remains to be seen where he ends up eventually.

Apparently, Real Madrid are looking to sign the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland this summer and they will need to get rid of some players in order to free up the wage bill and recoup some transfer funds.

Modric extension

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are close to agreeing on a new deal for Luka Modric.

According to reports, the 35-year-old midfielder has already accepted a lower salary to sign a one year extension with the Spanish club.

Modric has been one of the best central midfielders in world football for a while now and he’s yet to show signs of decline.

The Croatian has been outstanding for Real Madrid this season and is one of the main reasons why they are in the Champions League semi-finals and still vying for the Spanish League title.

Tying him down to a new one year deal is a wise move for the Spanish club.