El Mundo Deportivo reports that Real Madrid are readying a big money bid for Manchester City stalwart Yaya Toure.
Jose Mourinho is searching for a new partner to Xabi Alonso in the centre of the park as he is not satisfied with his current options which include Sami Khedira, Nuri Sahin, Lassana Diarra and Esteban Granero.
According to the Spanish daily, the Portuguese will try to sign Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.
Persuading the Citizens to sell one of their key players could prove to be a very difficult task, but Mourinho hopes excellent relationship between Florentino Perez and City owner Sheikh Mansour will help los Blancos get their man.
Should the Premier League champions agree to negotiate the sale of their star player, Real Madrid would have to pay at least €40 million for the Ivorian midfielder.
Nonetheless, even if the two clubs agree on the transfer fee, the player could decide to reject a contract offer from Real Madrid, seeing that he recently expressed his desire to return to former club Barcelona.