Real Madrid have reportedly held talks with Massimiliano Allegri as they eye possible replacements for Zinedine Zidane.
The Frenchman recently denied reports claiming that he informed his players of his desire to leave the club this summer, but his Bernabeu future remains shrouded in uncertainty.
Raul - Real Madrid's second-highest goalscorer of all time - has supposedly emerged as a candidate for the job, but journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Los Blancos have already touched base with former Juventus boss Allegri.
Romano posted on Twitter: "Massimiliano Allegri had a meeting with Real Madrid this week. He's in 'direct contact' with Real since March. He'll accept the job in case Real will decide to sign him [Raul is in the list too].
"Italian clubs want him but Allegri priority is Real and he's waiting. There's still nothing agreed or signed for Real Madrid next manager.
"Max Allegri is a 'serious option', Raul in the shortlist too in case Zidane will confirm he's leaving. Florentino [Perez] will decide soon."
Allegri led Juventus to five Serie A and four Coppa Italia triumphs during his time at the club, but he has been out of work since leaving his Turin post in the summer of 2019.