Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to get a deal for Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai over the line in January.
The financial issues at the Bernabeu have been well documented, resulting in club officials being keen to reduce the wage bill as soon as possible.
However, the team's struggles under Zinedine Zidane this season could result in movement in the transfer market, particularly if they are able to make more sales.
According to Bild, Real want to win the race to sign Szoboszlai, who is said to be available for £18m during the next transfer window.
The report claims that Zidane has already held a phone call with the Hungary international in a bid to convince the playmaker to move to La Liga.