Real Madrid will use the cash they pocketed from Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil to bring either Luis Suarez or Radamel Falcao to the club in January, according to reports in the Spanish media.
You could be forgiven for thinking that £42.4m was already spoken for given the world record signing of Gareth Bale, but not so claims newspaper Marca.
They claim the January transfer targets are “clearly defined” as Liverpool striker Suarez and Monaco’s Falcao, formerly of neighbours Atletico Madrid.
The La Liga runners-up are reportedly concerned that Karim Benzema’s form might not hold up sufficiently over the course of a season as the club’s main out-and-out striker.
The reports claim that Real had a deal in place to sign Suarez in the summer before it became clear that the Gareth Bale deal was on.
Colombian striker Falcao’s future at Manaco has been in doubt almost from the moment he arrived. Complications over the Ligue 1 side’s tax arrangement and reports that he is not happy at the club will give Real the confidence to chase him in January.