La Liga side to conduct major squad re-shuffle.
Spanish source Marca not only confidently claim that PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti will take over from Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu but that he has already earmarked a host of new additions he hopes to bring in over the summer.
The former AC Milan and Chelsea boss is set to secure PSG’s first Ligue 1 triumph in almost two decades but is seemingly then set to bid farewell to the Parc des Princes ahead of a switch to join Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Perhaps unsurprisingly one of his top targets is PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, who Ancelotti brought to the French capital after being impressed by the youngster’s displays for Pescara.
Ancelotti has also set his sights on two defensively minded midfielders, Sevilla’s Geoffrey Kondogbia and Borussia Dortmund pocket dynamo Ilkay Gundogan. Real Madrid will also look to re-sign Spanish Under 21 international Daniel Carvajal, who left the club to join Bayer Leverkusen last July having failed to break into the first team set-up at the La Liga side.
However the most high-profile target Ancelotti will pursue is undoubtedly Tottenham wide-man Gareth Bale, who has been linked with interest from Real Madrid for the best part of a year.
The Welsh international is clearly a player Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen on but any offer for the 23 year old would have to be truly astronomical for White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy to consider selling. Indeed Bale himself may well hold off on any potential exit from the North London side IF Champions League football is secured, if it is not then it would take a brave man to bet against a potential move to join the Spanish side.
In order to make way for such additions the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria and Fabio Coentrao are set to be sold.