Real Madrid are eyeing Eden Hazard AND Raheem Sterling as they look to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese joined Juventus in the summer and Los Blancos are struggling without him.
They have already lost two games and sit fourth in the table behind Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla.
Julen Lopetegui took the reins following Zinedine Zidane’s departure and Real bigwigs are ready to back him.
Chelsea ace Hazard has been a standout performer this season and is a long-term target.
He sensationally admitted earlier this week that it has “always been a dream” to play for Real.
The La Liga heavyweights were tipped to secure his signature in the summer.
But despite weeks of speculation a move failed to materialise.
Following Hazard’s recent comments, Spanish reports say Real will up the ante.
It’s been suggested that a January push for the Belgium international might even be on the cards.
According to The Mirror, Hazard isn’t Lopetegui’s only target.
He’s also keeping tabs on Sterling who has just 18 months left to run on his current Manchester City deal.
Sterling moved to the Etihad in 2015 having risen through the youth ranks at Liverpool.
Under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola, he’s become a formidable force in the Premier League.
Speaking at the start of season, the Spaniard said he was desperate for Sterling to remain with the Citizens.
"I try to make a good team spirit in the locker room and win games," he explained.
"But we are delighted with him and would like Raheem to stay."
"We’ll do our effort to make him feel we count on him. And we do count on him."
"He arrived after a difficult season [in 2016, when Guardiola had made a point of contacting Sterling during Euro 2016 to offer his support] and I told him I wanted to help him and would like him to be happy."
"In the end the agents may not have agreements and that may not happen."
"But he knows and his agent knows we like him and want him a lot."