Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is set to release at least 8 players as he prepares a massive squad upgrade.

The Los Blancos have suffered a poor start to their La Liga defence, and currently trail league leaders FC Barcelona by 10 points.

According to reports, the legendary Frenchman has informed club president Florentino Perez of the players he wishes to offload during the January and summer transfer windows.

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Gareth Bale is among the players that will be put on the market, with Manchester United ready to pounce.

Lucas Vazquez and Dani Ceballos could head out the door in January on loan deals until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Bale, Luka Modric, Marcos Llorente, Kiko Casilla, Achraf and Vallejo will all be made available for transfer next summer.