Real Madrid 'looking to offload £150m loanees to finance Mbappe move'

Real Madrid put their £150m ‘loan box’ up for sale: Martin Odegaard, Gareth Bale, Reinier and Brahim Diaz all on a superstar-stacked nine-man transfer list, designed to fund Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland move

  • Martin Odegaard, Gareth Bale and Dani Ceballos are among Real Madrid loanees
  • The trio have ended up in north London at Arsenal and Tottenham respectively 
  • AS claim they are part of the nine players Madrid are looking to this summer 
  • The club want to free up funds to move for Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland 

Real Madrid will look to the £150million worth of talent currently out on loan to help them finance a move for PSG star Kylian Mbappe or Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, according to reports in Spain.

Gareth Bale and Arsenal pair Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos are among nine players out on loan from the LaLiga champions, with the Norway captain in particular impressing out of the trio in north London.

And according to Spanish outlet AS, Madrid are looking to sell some of the players in that €176m ‘loan box’ to help them finance a move for star players Mbappe or Haaland.

Real Madrid are looking to sell players currently out on loan to help finance a summer move for Kylian Mbappe (left) or Erling Haaland (right), according to reports

Arsenal pair Dani Ceballos (left) and Martin Odegaard (right) are part of the £150m worth of talent out on loan

Martin Odegaard – Arsenal – £34m

Dani Ceballos – Arsenal  – £26m

Gareth Bale – Tottenham – £17m

Luka Jovic – Eintracht Frankfurt – £17m

Reinier – Borussia Dortmund – £15m

Kubo – Getafe – £13m

Brahim Diaz – AC Milan – £12m

Jesus Vallejo – Granada – £4m

Borja Mayoral – Roma – £12m 

*valuations from transfermarkt 

The report claims the Norway striker could move for as much as £153m (€180m) in the summer, with Manchester City and Barcelona also interested in making a mega-money move, while estimating France World Cup winner Mbappe could cost them £128m (€150m).

The same outlet however adds that not all of the players currently out on loan are destined to be sold, despite the nine players constituting just short of a quarter of the value of Zinedine Zidane’s £634m (€745.5m) squad.

The two most expensive players on the list – Gunners duo Odegaard and Ceballos – are reportedly both expected back at in the Spanish capital at the end of the season, with the duo still having another two years left on their deals.

Odegaard, 22, has been particularly impressive since moving to Emirates Stadium on January, while Spain international Ceballos was brought back by Mikel Arteta for a second loan spell in September. 

However, the case is very different for Spurs and Wales international Bale, with the club desperate to cash in on him to help remove the 31-year-old’s enormous £31m annual salary from the wage bill.

But speaking earlier this week, Bale confirmed he would return to Madrid in the summer and hold talks with the hierarchy to resolve his future. 

Roma striker Borja Mayoral however is considered the only player whose value has increased since sealing a temporary departure away from Zidane’s men, going from £9m to £12m. 

However, Granada’s centre-back Jesus Vallejo is the only Madrid loanee’s whose value has plummeted, with the outlet adding Odegaard, Luka Jovic and Kubo’s January loan deals means there has not been enough time to assess their value.

Madrid are reportedly keen to sell Tottenham’s Gareth Bale given his enormous £31m salary

Madrid made £72m last summer by selling the likes of Achraf Hakimi to Inter Milan, Sergio Reguilon to Tottenham and Oscar Rodriguez to Sevilla.

But this time they are hoping to rake in more funds in order to seal a deal for one of the top two younger strikers in world football.

Reports in France earlier this week claimed France star Mbappe would focus on sorting out his club future this summer amid Madrid’s interest, rather than head to the Olympics.

The nine players out on loan make up nearly a quarter of the value of Zinedine Zidane’s squad

The 22-year-old has one year left on his deal at the Parc des Princes and Zidane is a known long-term admirer.

Meanwhile, Sportsmail revealed earlier this week Man City are planning a £200m plunge this summer, with Dortmund star Haaland, 20, and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish the main targets.

Sportsmail also stated that new Barcelona president Joan Laporta views Haaland as a necessary statement signing at the start of his second tenure, meaning Madrid will have plenty of competition if they are to land the Norwegian. 

Luka Jovic is also currently out on loan at former club Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga

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