Bernabeu boss wants a striker, and the Etihad Stadium club are selling one.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho could be tempted to make an offer for Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez after admitting he needs a striker.
The Los Blancos boss has already been busy this summer but feels his squad is still lacking a forward to help them overthrow Barcelona as the best team in Europe.
Mourinho has added midfielders Nuri Sahin and Hamit Altintop, defenders Raphael Varane and Fabio Coentrao and forward Jose Callejon to their roster.
But he is now looking for more firepower and he has been strongly linked with moves for Atletico Madrid’s Sergio Aguero and Neymar from Santos.
But both deals have snags. Atletico are refusing to sell to their neighbours while Chelsea are pushing hard to sign Neymar also.
This means Mourinho could be tempted to match Corinthians £40million offer for Tevez.
The ‘Special One’ is a huge fan of the Argentine and would love to have him in his squad.
The arrival of another striker at the Bernabeu could signal the end of the road for Karim Benzema, who is a target for Arsenal.
“We decided to improve and balance the squad without ever losing the dimension of creating a team for the future,” Mourinho said in an interview on Real’s website.
“We have signed players whom we felt were important to complete a squad that was already very strong.
“In my opinion, and in that of everyone, we are missing one more man, one more attacker.”