Real Madrid have done the large part of their transfer business for the summer.
Los Blancos have made player exits a priority this window, with the futures of just a handful of players left to sort out.
Alphonse Areola (returning to Paris Saint-Germain), Jesus Vallejo, Achraf Hakimi, Javi Sanchez, Oscar Rodriguez, Reinier Jesus and Takefusa Kubo have all already been let go, either on loan or permanently.
James Rodriguez will be the next player to leave, with just official confirmation of his 25 million euro move to Everton needed.
Sergio Reguilon and Dani Ceballos are two others whose exits are dependent on equations that are out of Real Madrid‘s hands.
However, the player that everyone knows needs to leave, Gareth Bale, remains at the club.
Zinedine Zidane hasn’t changed his mind over the Welsh international, who still has two years left on his contract, which is worth 17 million euros a season.
Bale played just twice in Los Blancos’ remaining fixtures after lockdown and opted not to travel to Manchester for the Champions League tie in August.
Real Madrid still think the forward is among the best players in the world, but they also know that his lack of motivation is preventing him from competing at the top level.
Therefore, the club will look to find a solution.
Jonathan Barnett, Bale’s agent, is due to hold talks with Real Madrid to discuss his client’s future.
During this meeting, the club want to know whether the player is willing to change his attitude to work or whether they have to find another club for him.
However, going off Barnett‘s recent comments about the situation, it seems unlikely that these talks will produce a solution.
The reality is that Real Madrid have received no offers for Bale this summer.
The club do, though, expect there to be some movement in that department over the next couple of weeks as directors return to work following their holidays.