A stunning six-man shortlist has been revealed by Real Madrid to drag them level with Barcelona after suffering a miserable season in La Liga and also crashed out of the Champions League.
It led to former boss Zinedine Zidane staging a shock return to the Bernabeu – but he has demanded a massive war chest to the rebuild the club.
Top Spanish source AS claim Zidane's six-man shortlist is finalised – including three Premier League stars.
Highly-rated Porto defender Eder Militao is all set to join Los Blancos in the summer; the 22-year-old will cost €50m from Porto after having a great season in Europe.
Hold your breath, Zidane is certainly not finished there!
He wants to base his midfield around Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, the Frenchman will cost €150m.
To back him up in midfield Zidane also want Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen, whose deal expires in 12 months times.
To complete the midfield Zidane has earmarked Lyon's powerhouse midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, the 22-year-old will cost around €80m
Up front Los Blancos are going for long-term target Eden Hazard; Chelsea want €112m for the 28-year-old.
And to complement the Belgian they are in advanced talks with Eintracht Frankfurt to snap up emerging striker Luka Jovic; the 21-year-old will cost €60m.
A huge outlay of €487m on six players I would say – which means Zidane will have to balance the books.
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Meanwhile, headed by Wales star Gare Bale, three players are set to leave the Bernabeu.
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