Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to spend up to €540m in signing six players during the summer transfer window.
After enduring their worst campaign in over two decades, Real are set to flex their financial muscle in a bid to give the squad a badly needed change.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is at the centre of things and has allegedly identified his targets for the upcoming transfer window. As part of this revolution, though, stars like Gareth Bale are set to be axed.
And Real haven’t been wasting any time either after already striking a deal to sign FC Porto’s Eder Militao for €50m. The Brazilian centre-back will link-up with his new teammates at the end of the season.
Now Spanish newspaper AS have identified the following FIVE players on Zidane’s transfer list. Should things go to plan, Los Merengues will have spent around €540m.
Paul Pogba (€150m)
Talk of Pogba making a move to Los Blancos in the summer transfer window has grown since Zidane’s return as manager last month.
The 26-year-old midfielder has refused to quash talk over a move to Real and even confessed it would be a “dream” to play under Zidane.
Now, Manchester United are allegedly willing to part with Pogba at €150m. This will be €15m more than what they had paid Juventus to re-sign in him in 2016.
Eden Hazard (€112m)
The Belgian winger’s contract at Chelsea is up in June 2020 and he has given no indication whatsoever on whether he plans to sign an extension.
Zidane’s return has only strengthened rumours linking Hazard to the Santiago Bernabeu. The 28-year-old himself recently expressed his delight over the Frenchman’s comeback.
Apparently, Chelsea have sent Real an asking price of €112m for Hazard.
Christian Eriksen (€85m)
Like Hazard, the Danish playmaker will be out of contract next year. Tottenham are keen to tie him down to a new long-term deal. But, so far, talks have made no progress whatsoever.
It’s understood that Real view the 27-year-old Eriksen as the ideal replacement for an ageing Luka Modric. The club have apparently evaluated the Spurs star to be worth €85m.
Tanguy Ndombele (€80m)
After a successful loan spell, Lyon signed Ndombele on a permanent deal of €10m last summer.
The 22-year-old midfielder has since continued his phenomenal form this season, with his dribbling ability and smart passes earning him plenty of plaudits.
Despite only signing him last year, Lyon are reportedly prepared to sell with Ndombele to Real for €80m.
Luka Jovic (€60m)
The Serbian striker has impressed greatly in the Bundesliga this season. His tally of 17 goals in 29 appearances being bettered by only Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
With no more Cristiano Ronaldo, Real are desperate to reinforce their attacking options and view Jovic as a worthy candidate.
AS claims that talks between Eintracht and Real are at an advanced stage, with a deal of €60m likely to the final price.