DiarioSport says Schuster has informed the likes of Javi Garcia, Esteban Granero and Ruben de la Red to either drop back to the Castilla or find another club.

Those players who had been promoted from the Castilla at the start of preseason training, will now be relegated back to the B team - possibly as early as today.

Homespun talent such as Kiko Casillas (Espanyol), Borja (Mallorca), Juan Mata (Valencia), Francisco Pavon (Zaragoza) and Alvaro Meija (Murcia) have all been cleared out by Schuster since arrival.