MADRID - Real Madrid need to sign two more players and off-load about 10 to round off their summer transfer dealings, club president Florentino Perez has said. The nine-times European champions have already splashed around 215 million euros on bringing striker Karim Benzema, winger Cristiano Ronaldo, playmaker Kaka and defender Raul Albiol to the Bernabeu. "Now we need to calm down a little because squads usually have around 25 players and ours now has some 35," Perez told Spanish television station Cuatro. "We need to concentrate our efforts on convincing some players that they will have to leave. It should not be forgotten there is a World Cup next summer and all our players want to play in it. "If players aren't going to have the chance to participate here they'll want to do it somewhere else, to be able to make it to the World Cup. "As to new signings, I think with two more we would have sufficient." Perez was asked about Real's interest in Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery and Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso. "They are both great players but their clubs don't want to sell them, though in the world of football situations can change," he added. Real have already sold Javier Saviola, and the Dutch contingent of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart, Royston Drenthe and Klaas Jan Huntelaar are all reportedly on the market. NEWS: Tottenham set for Huntelaar talks NEWS: Ruud recommends Dutch flee Madrid NEWS: Spurs ready to swap Roman for Ruud? NEWS: Blackburn eye Ruud swoop NEWS: Sneijder to survive Real cull
4 July 2009
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