Spanish giants want Chelsea & Liverpool stars plus two United targets – report

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According to a report in Spain, Real Madrid have their eye on Chelsea and Liverpool players, along with two stars linked with Manchester United.

Real Madrid have drawn up their summer shopping list according to Spanish broadsheet El Confidencial, and it includes players currently on the books at both Chelsea and Liverpool, along with two reported Manchester United targets.

The report claims Real manager Carlo Ancelotti and the club’s president Florentino Perez met last week to discuss the season and possible targets.

Reds fans will not be surprised to see the name of Luis Suarez in the headlines once more, but despite it remaining almost impossible that the Uruguayan will leave Anfield this summer, the striker reportedly remains “the favourite” to make the move in terms of striking options.

The report adds that Ancelotti does not have any issues with Suarez arriving, but that he is leaving it in the hands of his president.

Ashley Cole, whose Chelsea deal expires at the end of next month, is said to be the most likely new defensive arrival due to his status as a (soon-to-be) free-agent. This despite Real’s reported interest in Mattia De Sciglio, who can operate on either flank.

Further up the field the report claims Real are interested in two players who have been strongly linked with United in recent times – Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

Such a recruitment drive would cost a considerable amount of money, but Real are not averse to doing such things in the summer market, as recent years have proved.

Of all the mooted moves, those for Cole and Pogba seem the most likely at this stage, but it seems Real show no sign of standing still, despite finally getting their hands on their 10th European title in thrilling style last weekend.

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