Premier League clubs on alert as Real plan overhaul

Premier League clubs on alert as Real plan overhaul


Premier League giants Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are on alert after reports emerged Real Madrid are planning a massive overhaul of the squad this summer.

Los Blancos have just the Champions League left to play for after an underwhelming display on the domestic front. Failure to win Europe’s elite club competition will mean two seasons without major honours.

Reports in British tabloid The Sun say boss Zinedine Zidane and club president Florentino Perez want to overhaul the squad in the summer and get their house in order before a potential two-transfer window ban comes into force should their appeal not be successful.

Cristiano Ronaldo heads the list of stars potentially heading towards the exit doors. Despite his own denials that he will leave anytime soon, the 31-year-old continues to be linked with a move back to former club Manchester United. Having been linked with club captain Sergio Ramos last summer, the Red Devils could also be keen on going back in for him again at the end of the campaign.

Elsewhere, Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez, signed in 2014 to much fanfare, have both been disappointing this season and have been made scapegoats for the teams’ poor form. Both of those would not lack admirers should they come onto the market.

FA Cup winners for the last two seasons, Arsenal, are planning a major ovehaul of their midfield and Arsene Wenger has long been linked with a move for Isco. With the Gunners looking short up front, Jese Rodriguez could be a viable option as he seeks more regular first team football.

The Sun also claims fringe players such as Alvaro Arbeloa, Danilo and Casemiro could also exit to make way for new blood.