Real Madrid are set to increase their efforts to try and sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.
The Chilean is out of contract at the end of the season, along with German star Mesut Ozil, and it is widely reported that both players will leave in the winter window.
It is thought the Gunners hierarchy want to cash in on their two talisman instead of losing them for free at the end of the season.
However, Arsene Wenger has insisted that he is desperate to keep hold of the pair.
But it is looking highly likely that they will leave for a cut-price fee next month.
Real boss Zinedine Zidane has openly admitted that he will be looking to strengthen his side after a torrid start to the season.
Los Blancos are currently fourth in the La Liga table, eight points behind leaders Barcelona.
"In the winter market we can and we will see," Zidane said last week.
"We have thirty days to see what will happen."
"We have this possibility, as every year and we are going to assess whether someone fit or not."
"Nothing has happened yet."
And now Spanish outlet Don Balon have suggested that Real are preparing to step up their interest in Sanchez.
The news comes after their number one target, Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi, became ‘too expensive’.
It is suggested that Sanchez would suit a move to the Bernabeu because he can play on either flank and with Gareth Bale continually struggling with injuries, Real are short in the wide positions.
And the 28-year-old could be available for around £30million.