Real want to sell duo
By Mark Buckingham & Francesco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real are keen to ship both McManaman and Cambiasso out of Santiago Bernabeu during the summer as the duo have just 12 months remaining on their contracts.
The Spanish titans are determined to receive a transfer fee for the pair and are ready to act tough to ensure they get their way.
English midfielder McManaman has previously stated his desire to see out the remaining year of his deal in the Spanish capital while Cambiasso is equally reluctant to leave.
Premiership duo Everton and Manchester City have been credited with an interest in the former Liverpool ace, who has struggled to secure regular first-team football in the past couple of seasons.
David Beckham's arrival will push the 31-year-old down the pecking order and Real are determined to ensure McManaman has little choice but to leave.
Real are prepared to exclude McManaman from of all their squads for the coming campaign in a bid to force the straggly-haired midfielder out of the exit door.
The Spaniards are also trying to employ similar tactics on Cambiasso as the Argentine ace has vowed to stay at the Bernabeu despite Real's efforts to sell him to Kaiserslautern.
According to reports in Spain, the Bundesliga outfit are nearing a deal with Real which would see 'Los Meringues' having the option to purchase Cambiasso back.
Kaiserslautern are ready to offer Cambiasso a four-year contract and the South American may have no choice but to accept the move if he wants to play football next season.
But Kaiserslautern chairman Rene Jaeggi has hinted any deal could over-stretch the club's resources, despite Real's best efforts to secure the sale. Jaeggi said: "I don't think that Kaiserslautern are connected to Real Madrid. Our tight budget would not allow something like this anyway."