According to reports from The Sun, Real Madrid will target Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United stars in a £250million summer spending spree.
Real Madrid and local rivals Atletico were handed a two-window transfer embargo by FIFA yesterday for breaching rules relating to the transfer of minors from abroad. Barcelona served a 12-month ban for the exact same thing during 2015.
But both clubs are expected to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which will most likely see the ban suspended for the next seven or eight months – giving Atletico and Real the chance to launch one final spending spree in the summer.
And according to The Sun, the Bernabeu outfit are set to spend a whopping £250million as they target a number of Premier League stars, including Chelsea’s £80million man Eden Hazard, Manchester City’s £70million-rated striker Sergio Aguero and Manchester United No.1 David De Gea – whose contract reportedly includes a £30million release clause.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Bayern Munich finisher Robert Lewandowski are also on their hit list. Should Real Madrid sign all five, they’ll almost certainly set a new record for the amount spent by one club in a single transfer window.