Real Madrid has had its ups and downs. Starting off the season brilliantly with wins against Real Zaragoza, Getafe and Dinamo Zagreb, it soon turned around with a loss to Levante and a draw with Racing Santander.
Now back with a win against neighbors Rayo Vallecano, Jose Mourinho will nevertheless be looking at his players and placing questions marks over the heads of the unimpressive ones.
The January transfer window will come in handy in selling these players. From the first day of the month to the last, deals are being sorted out with a range of clubs.
Here are four suggestions for Real Madrid when they look to cut off the squad's loose ends.