Liverpool star Sadio Mane looks set to betray Jurgen Klopp this summer and join Real Madrid this summer.
It comes amid news that Eden Hazard is out injured for a while after breaking his fibula.
There also remains problems over the form of Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior and Gareth Bale.
Zinedine Zidane looks set to be given a huge transfer kitty in the summer with Bernabeu president Florentino Perez keen on splashing the cash.
Real trail Barcelona in La Liga by two points in a close race and take on Manchester City in the Champions League this week.
Winning the European competition remains the top target of Los Blancos, who missed out last year after Liverpool’s victory.
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And it is Merseyside where Real are turning their attentions to, with Mane a long-term target.
According to Diario Gol, the Senegal striker will ‘betray’ Klopp by making a move to the Spanish capital.
The former Southampton star has been in fine form this season for the Reds.
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His winner against West Ham on Monday night was his 17th of the season and is exactly what Real are lacking from their wide areas.
Karim Benzema has been leading the goalscoring charts at the Bernabeu this campaign with 17 of his own.
But Sergio Ramos is the next top scorer, putting seven in the net.
Luka Jovic, Bale and Vinicius Junior have six between them all year.
Another player who has struggled to find the net is Isco, who has slotted just one home this season.
And Zidane has urged the Spain international to get back on the scoresheets soon.
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"I don't think anything has changed. Isco's an important player in this squad,” he said.
"He's a player that always gives everything when he plays. He's a good footballer. I like the way he plays. He's technical and skilful. He's very important for us.
"He had a brilliant game like everyone else, but above all I am happy about his goal, because he needs to score more goals."
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