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Florentino Perez confirms 'some' Real Madrid stars will be leaving

Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester United targets all feature.

Real Madrid were very active over the summer, spending well over £100 million on new players including the world record transfer of former Spurs star Gareth Bale.

The lingering rumours of Real Madrid’s interest in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez have been put to bed by Florentino Perez, for now, and he has confirmed the club will be looking to offload players this January or next summer.

“We’re delighted with the current squad. We’re not going to sign anyone in January. We’ve bought a lot of players and some will have to leave,” said Perez.

So which members of the Real Madrid squad are vulnerable?

Xabi Alonso

Several reports have suggested that former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is a target for Serie A giants Juventus.

Liverpool would also surely be interested in the chance to re-sign Alonso because rather than offer him a new, improved contract, it seems Real Madrid are willing to let him leave.

Angel di Maria

Di Maria has featured so far this season, making three starts and two appearances off the bench.

His place down either wing of the side is naturally blocked by Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, which means Arsenal or Manchester United could offer him a way out of the Bernabeu if their interest over the summer was genuine, testing his recent comments that he wants to stay at the club.

Karim Benzema

Another player who could be the subject of an Arsenal bid is Karim Benzema.

Benzema is currently the primary striker at Real Madrid but boss Carlo Ancelotti is under pressure to use Alvaro Morata more prominently with Real Madrid fans chanting for the youngster during the match against Getafe over the weekend.

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The Portuguese defender was strongly linked with Manchester City last month and he’ll be another high wage earner off the payroll if Real Madrid decide to get rid of him.

City may revitalise their interest in him this January but it could be difficult because he’s certain to attract the interest of several top European sides if his availability becomes common knowledge.

Iker Casillas

Diego Lopez was given a chance in the Real Madrid first team by Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti has shown him equal faith.

There have been plenty of rumours flying around of which side Casillas could go to with Barcelona and Arsenal being two of the most notable parties apparently interested.

It’s a tricky one with Casillas because his popularity with the club’s fans but he certainly wouldn’t be short of possible destinations.

What do you think? Who would you like to see your club target?

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