ZARAGOZA, Spain (AP) – Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says there is no place for Pedro Leon, Royston Drenthe and Fernando Gago this season.
Mourinho said on Saturday that if the three players don't find another team before Aug. 31, ''they won't be options for me because they don't enter into my plans.''
Drenthe spent last season on loan at Hercules, while Gago and Leon saw little playing time with Madrid.
Mourinho's harshest comments were for Leon, a Spanish midfielder Madrid paid Getafe a reported ?10 million ($14.5 million) for last season.
The Portuguese coach denied media reports claiming he had stopped Leon's exit, adding ''I would like him to leave.''
Mourinho said France midfielder Lass Diarra, however, is welcome to stay.