Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez are failing to agree on who they should sign in midfield this summer.
Having recently splashed out £130m on Eden Hazard, attention has now turned to finding a central midfielder to supply the Belgian.
Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Manchester United ace Paul Pogba are the two names on their list.
According to the Daily Mail, Perez would prefer to sign Eriksen because it would be a more straight forward negotiation.
The report claims Perez feels it would be difficult to negotiate a deal with Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola.
Despite Tottenham being keen to keep hold of the Dane he would come a lot cheaper than Pogba.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly demanding £89m for his services while United value Pogba at between £142m and £160m.
And despite Pogba proving to be more costly, the Frenchman is the No 1 choice of Zidane.
With Toni Kroos playing a similar role as Eriksen, Zidane feels Pogba would be the ideal man to partner Casemiro in the heart of midfield and offers more than the Spurs star.
Zidane believes his side - who finished third and 19 points behind champions Barcelona in La Liga - lack athleticism.
Pogba’s physique and drive going forward is what appeals to Zidane.
The Daily Mail state it will not be financially possible to complete deals for both so Zidane and Perez will need to reach an agreement on who to prioritise.
And it seems no more players will be allowed through the doors unless they raise cash through player sales.
Madrid will hope to raise money through cashing in on the likes of Gareth Bale, Keylor Navas, James Rodriguez and Mateo Kovacic.