He may want a long-term contract with Manchester City, but David Silva could face a Real test of his resolve.
Jose Mourinho said the 26-year old is the man to bring a record 10th European crown to Madrid.
But even 35 million pounds is unlikely to be enough to tempt manager Roberto Mancini to sell one of his prized assets.
Mourinho will reportedly make room by offloading Kaka back to Milan for 25 million pounds – a 30 million loss on the one-time world’s most expensive player.
The Brazilian could line-up alongside Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, but other clubs are interested in the England striker.
West Ham want the striker to help them on their return to the top flight, teaming up with former Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce.
Lucas Moura might insist he’s calm over his future – but the attentions of Inter and Manchester United must excite the 19-year old.
The Italian side have already held talks with the player’s father – but Sao Paulo have branded their 25 million pounds offer as ‘ridiculous’.
United want to tie up the Brazilian before the 2012 Olympics, with a delegation reportedly visiting Moura in Brazil this week.
Meanwhile the daily Robin Van Persie saga continues, with Arsene Wenger demanding a quick resolution.
Despite saying he wants out of the Emirates, sources suggest RVP will sit down with the Frenchman to discuss his future, and he could possibly even stay.
If not, Wenger will want a quick sale to avoid a repeat of last summer where the late sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri derailed the start to the season.