Zidane’s Real Madrid transfer targets leaked? Boss targets six Galacticos



Zidane has a magnetism which is capable of tempting the world’s biggest stars to a Real side in need of a drastic overhaul.

Cristiano Ronaldo has proven harder to replace than Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believed he would be.

But he will back Zidane in the transfer market, with the Frenchman pinpointing half-a-dozen big name targets, according to Spanish publication Marca.

According to reports, the wheels are already in motion, with a bid for Eden Hazard turned down by Chelsea this week.

Should the Blues fail to win the Europa League or finish in the Premier League’s top-four, Hazard seems certain to be plying his trade at the Bernanbeu next season.

The report also names Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba as another ‘Galacatico’ on Zidane’s list of transfer targets.

Despite his drastic improvement in form since Jose Mourinho was sacked in December, United may be tempted to cash in on him once the summer transfer window opens.

If both Pogba and Hazard prove impossible to recruit, Zidane is expected to move for Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen.

Strengthening Real’s midfield is a priority with Luka Modric likely to move on, and Zidane has his eyes on three more potential recruits.

Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich and Juventus star Miralem Pjanic are all being monitored as Mateo Kovacic’s future is in doubt.

Arsenal fans will be worried to see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s name crop up on the ‘second tier’ of Real’s striker targets.

Inter Milan talisman Mauro Icardi also features as a secondary target, behind the top three options of Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.