Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to launch a bid to sign Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez.
The Premier League club have already rejected a £37million bid from Corinthians this week after they were left unconvinced that the Brazilian club had the cash available to complete the deal.
They have also made it clear that they will accept nothing less than £50m for the Argentina striker.
With Tevez contracted to the club and City not in a position where they have to sell to raise cash, they are in no hurry to rush a deal through and will wait for the right offer before taking things further.
This could come from Real Madrid after reports suggested that Mourinho was keen on bringing the former Manchester United man to Spain.
Speaking about his summer transfer targets, the Real Madrid boss said: “I, like everyone else, believe we need another striker.” The man he has in mind could well be Tevez who has made it clear that he wants away from the Premier League.
The player’s agent has suggested that this move would make sense too, claiming that ‘a lot of Argentinian and Brazilian players live in Spain and they have adapted very easily.’
It could all come down to how much Madrid are looking to pursue their interest. If they want Tevez, they are going to have to put forward the cash, with around £50m as a starting offer.
This is a lot of money to spend, but if Mourinho wants to close the gap on Barcelona in the new season, he needs to improve his squad with world-class players. Tevez fits the bill and he would be backed to excel in Spain.
Should the move go through, the former West Ham striker would get the chance to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo once again after the pair worked well together at Manchester United.