Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, is ready to bankroll a huge summer spending spree, after re-appointing Zinedine Zidane as manager on Monday.
Zidane spoke of a “second project” and repeatedly mentioned “changes” to a squad that needs renewing during his unveiling.
Marca claims Gareth Bale leads the list of players who could leave Madrid this summer, with Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard seen as the most likely potential targets for Zidane’s new-look side.
“Zidane is French, so with Mbappe he could do something, no? Now what we need to do is finish the season well and prepare for next year,” President Florentino Perez said when asked about Mbappe.
Then asked about Neymar or Mbappe, Perez said: “I’d take them both.”
Asked whether Cristiano Ronaldo might also be tempted to return to Real Madrid from Juventus, Zidane claimed to have not yet discussed transfer decisions with Perez.
“That is not today’s issue. We have 11 games to play, then we will see for next years.
“We all know Cristiano, one of the best players in this club’s history. But today is not for talking about these things. I am not thinking yet about that.
“The most important thing is to be back at the club, and I am just thinking now about these 11 games. We will have time to look at the rest, with the appropriate people, then we will plan for next season,” Zidane said.