Real Madrid funded the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema by selling Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben, and last season Gonzalo Higuain and Mesut Ozil made way for Gareth Bale, so who goes where and for what price this summer after the A?84 million arrival of Kroos and Rodriguez?
WANTED BY: Arsenal, Chelsea
PRICE: A?18 million
Real Madrid put a 20m price tag on Sami Khedira at the start of the summer but with only one year left on his contract they might drop that closer to deadline day.
Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of the 27-year-old and Arsene Wenger is also interested but whether either will pay A?150 000-per-week for his services could be another matter entirely. He might have to drop his price too.
DIEGO LOPEZ / IKER CASILLAS
WANTED BY: Lopez: Monaco/Casillas: Arsenal, Liverpool
PRICE: A?12/15 million
When Keylor Navas signs (most probably next week) Real Madrid will have three top goalkeepers and even Carlo Ancelotti cana��t come up with a plan that keeps all of them happy. Casillasa�� form in the Champions League final and at the World Cup was down largely to a season on the bench for league games.
He will not want a repeat of that. As things stand neither nor Lopez nor Casillas have pushed for a move but Monaco are pushing for Lopez and Casillas would leave for a Premier League adventure.
ANGEL Di MARIA
WANTED BY: Monaco, Manchester United, Manchester City
PRICE: A?40 million
Monaco owner Dmitry Rybolovlev was at James Rodrigueza�� presentation yesterday presumably not just to wave goodbye to one of his assets. The Russian will want to fill the void left by his star player and Di Maria fits the bill, he is even represented by Jorge Mendes who moved Rodriguez from Ligue One to La Liga.
After his sensational season last year Monaco will not be the only club interested in a player who played wide in a 4-3-3 and in a 4-4-2 reaching the World Cup final and winning the European Cup final.
WANTED BY: Manchester City
PRICE: A?30 million
When Manuel Pellegrinia��s Malaga took on Porto in the Champions League two seasons ago Rodriguez had a quiet match for Porto while Isco stole the show for Malaga. No one did more for the midfieldera��s career than the current Manchester City manager and he was very close to moving to the Etihad Stadium last summer but Madrid promised him the world and he changed his mind.
This season Rodriguez will have to play ahead of Isco and ita��s difficult to see how both might play together. There might be a different response if Pellegrini came calling again
KARIM BENZEMA/RAPHAEL VARANE /PEPE
WANTED BY: Benzema: Arsenal, Liverpool /Varane: Chelsea/Pepe: Manchester City
PRICE: A?40million/A?30 million/A?20 million
Ita��s unlikely these three will move because they would then need to be replaced whereas the aforementioned would not. But Real Madrida��s revolving door transfer policy is often driven by demand. So if a big bid came in then it would be considered.