For the past fortnight or so, transfer talk has been awash with stories linking both Liverpool's Luis Suarez and Tottenham's Gareth Bale to a move to the Spanish capital- in order to join Real Madrid.
The two forwards set the Premiership alight this season and seem to be on the top of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and club advisor Zinedine Zidane's transfer wishlist for the summer.
Both players have done little to quash the rumours. Only yesterday, reports claimed that Suarez had told a radio station in Uruguay that "resisting Madrid would be difficult". Plus although he has kept a dignified silence, we have it on good authority that if Bale was to leave Spurs it would be for Madrid, and only Madrid.
Add into the mix, that footballing legend Zinedine Zidane's role as advisor at Real will be promoted to a more senior role in which the Frenchman will oversee all transfers should, as expected, Florentino Perez be re-elected as president.
In his new role, Zidane will work alongside the incoming coach (most probably Carlo Ancelotti) in a search for new recruits to strengthen Real Madrid's squad. The club's appeal will only be bolstered by Zidane's new role as he is one of the most respected player's of all time.
Zidane has stated recently that after Ronaldo and Messi, Bale impresses him most. Thus it looks like his first aim will be to get the Welshman's signature in time for the new season.
Real Madrid recently lost out on long-term target Neymar after the Brazilian agreed terms with arch-rivals Barcelona. The Spanish giants are looking to make some quality signings after a trophyless season.