Real Madrid are reportedly planning to raid the Premier League for five players during the January transfer window in an attempt to salvage their season.
The Spanish and European champions have suffered a disappointing start to the campaign, finding themselves already eight points adrift of bitter rivals Barcelona and second in their Champions League group following defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
Diario Gol reports that Madrid's form has worried club president Florentino Perez enough for him to draft up a shortlist of 10 players he will target once the transfer window reopens in January.
All 10 are understood to be players whose contract expires at the end of the season and so could be available in cut-price deals, with half of those on the list currently plying their trade in the Premier League.
Perez is also thought to be targeting another former Barca player in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, although his age is understood to be a negative while he has not played for Manchester United since April as he continues his recovery from a serious knee injury.