As Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid in the final of the Champions League on Saturday, we take a look at five Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool linked stars who could be representing Los Blancos for the final time.
Real Madrid travel to Lisbon in a bid to end their season by claiming the much-desired Champions League crown.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men have already won the Copa Del Rey this season after being Barcelona 2-1 in the final, but it is the Champions League and La Decima – their 10th European crown in history – which represents the central objective this season.
As we approach the game, we take a look at five players who could be participating in their final Real Madrid match before moving on this summer.
The Portuguese centre-back has been a Real Madrid icon over the years, representing the club on 169 occasions since moving from Porto in 2007.
The 31-year-old, however, has been linked with a move away from the club with fellow central defender Raphael Varane ready to step into his shoes.
Manchester City have been linked with Pepe on a number of occasions throughout the season, and Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini could go in for him again after knowing all about the centre-back from his time managing the Spanish giants.
Despite joining Real Madrid last summer for a reported €30m, the former Malaga star has been linked away from the club after a season of limited appearances in the Spanish capital.
The 22-year-old Spanish international attacking midfielder has often found himself behind Angel Di Maria and Gareth Bale in the pecking order, and as a result Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have allegedly shown an interest in the star.
The Gunners are on the lookout to boost their attacking options this summer, and Isco would represent a fine choice as his youthfulness and eye for goal would certainly fit in nicely alongside Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil at the Emirates.
The German international midfielder has spent much of the season on the side-lines following a knee ligament injury suffered whilst on international duty.
Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Xabi Alonso are firm fixtures in the starting XI, and with fellow midfielders Paul Pogba, Javi Martinez and Ivan Rakitic linked to the club, it appears Sami Khedira’s stay at the Bernabeu could be over.
The 27-year-old has been linked with Manchester United in the past, and a move to the Red Devils could be on the cards this summer as Louis Van Gaal aims to eradicate Man United’s renowned midfield problem.
Spanish U21 international striker Alvaro Morata was linked with a move to Arsenal during the January transfer window, and Arsene Wenger may try once again as the Gunners aim to find the perfect strike partner for Olivier Giroud.
Rated between €15m and €20m, Morata is officially La Liga’s most prolific striker after netting eight goals in under first-team 700 minutes all season.
French international striker Karim Benzema is the last to make the list of players who could be playing their final game for Real Madrid this Saturday.
The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to both Arsenal and Liverpool, though it appears the Reds are in a stronger position to land the star whose contract expires in the summer of 2015.
With Real Madrid keen on signing a new striker – preferably Luis Suarez – club president Florentino Perez appears willing to sell Karim Benzema, with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hopeful of being the great beneficiary this summer.