Madrid stars look for release
A quartet of Real Madrid players are yet to clarify their future plans to the club ahead of the new campaign
Fernando Gago, Lassana Diarra, Hamit Altintop and Ricardo Carvalho are all available for transfer after boss Jose Mourinho ruled them out of his plans for next season.
But with one year remaining on the contracts of Gago and Diarra, the pair are hoping a release from their current deals can be negotiated before pre-season training begins on 15th July.
It is thought the duo are reluctant to move from the current La Liga champions, but are aware that a free transfer away from the Bernabéu is their best hope of securing a lucrative switch elsewhere.
And while there is no rush to let the players leave without a fee, Mourinho is understood to be eager to resolve the situation before his squad reports back next month.
Diarra arrived in the capital in 2008 in a €20 million move from Portsmouth, while Gago spent last season on loan with Roma.