Real Madrid chiefs have decided to bring in fresh blood when the transfer window reopens in January.
General director Jose Angel Sanchez met club president Florentino Perez on Monday afternoon to discuss the possibility of making new signings.
And after a two-and-a-half hour meeting, Spanish newspaper Marca say it was decided that they will spend to strengthen their squad.
Perez has preferred not to do business in January where the prices are often inflated.
He has moved for the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Antonio Cassano and Lucas Silva in the past but all three flopped at the Bernabeu.
However, Real are struggling for form and are eight points behind Barcelona after just 14 games.
Their hand has been forced and there are three names in the frame who could come in. That's despite Real knowing they will have to spend more now to get their men.
The first is a goalkeeper with Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga, who at 23 is one of the hottest talents in world football, an option.
Arrizabalaga showed Real firsthand what he could do on Saturday when he kept in a cleansheet in a 0-0 draw between the two sides.
He is out of contract in the summer but Real may act quickly to activate his £18.8million release clause to get the deal done early.
They are also looking at forwards with Inter's Mauro Icardi or Leipzig's Timo Werner possible options.
Werner is said to be aware of interst from Real but Icardi may be the preferred option given he won't be inelegible for the Champions League.
Marca add that the signing of another centre-back is also not being ruled out.