Two Real Madrid stars set to leave the club after being axed by manager Carlo Ancelotti

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According to Marca, Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has axed defender Alvaro Odriozola (26) and attacker Mariano Diaz (28) from his Madrid squad for the upcoming season.

Both players are deemed surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu and have seen their playing time reduced.

In fact, both players only played 30 minutes in the Las Vegas Clasico in our preseason US tour.

Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelloti gave a brutal assessment of both players chances situation at the club.

“We arrived with 27 players and some have found it harder to play,” Carletto explained in Los Angeles.

Spanish defender Odriozola who returned from his second loan spell faces fierce competition at right-back position with both Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez staking their claims for the position. The player despite showing professionalism and willingness to fight for his place is not wanted by Ancelotti and will leave the club with his contract due to expire in 2024.

Meanwhile, striker Mariano’s huge wage is proving a stumbling block to interested clubs such as Rayo Vallecano and Valencia as he currently earns €4.5m per annum. The player who rejected an arranged move by the club for him to join Benfica is expected to leave with his contract due to expire in 2023.