After spending 300 million euros this summer alone, Real Madrid have been labelled a buying club – a tag they want to get rid of.
Since Florentino Perez became president, Los Blancos have sold 730 million euros worth of players and they hope to reach the one billion mark during the current transfer window.
They’ve already received 30 million euros for Marcos Llorente and are looking to sell the likes of Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Theo Hernandez, Raul de Tomas and Mateo Kovacic as well.
The total value of these players will come to around 300 million euros – a figure that would take Perez over that one billion euro mark.
The most difficult sale from the current squad will be Bale, who wants to bide his time and put pressure on the club knowing that the Premier League transfer window closes early on August 8.
James is expected to pull in a relatively high number when he’s sold, with Napoli the front runners to land the Colombian.
Dani Ceballos’ value will have increased after his performances for Spain at the European Under-21 Championships while fellow compatriots Lucas Vazquez, Nacho and Isco could also leave the club if the right offer comes in.