Real Madrid are plotting moves for three world class players without spending a penny in the summer as Carlo Ancelotti looks to bolster his squad.
The Spanish club are aiming to secure the services of Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Antonio Rudiger – all on free transfers, according to reports.
All three players have just over six months left on their contracts, and will be allowed to speak to other clubs from January onwards.
Paris Saint Germain forward Mbappe has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu for some time, and it's understood that the Frenchman is Madrid's number one transfer target.
The 22-year-old tried to force a move to Madrid in the summer, but a deal was never agreed and Los Blancos are likely to wait until June to land their man rather than put in a bid for him in January.
Pogba, whose relationship with Manchester United has soured in the past year, has long been linked with a move to the Spanish capital, and just like with Mbappe, Madrid are expected to wait until the summer to secure his services.
The 13-time European champions are also stepping up their pursuit of Rudiger, who has failed to reach terms over a new deal with Chelsea.
The German defender has admitted he'd prefer to stay at Stamford Bridge, but the door could be opened if Chelsea's next contract offer isn't good enough.
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Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, Rudiger's form has dramatically improved and he's developed into one of the Blues' most dependable players.
Should the club fail to tie him down to a new deal, plenty of top European sides would likely compete with Madrid for his signature.
It wouldn't be the first time Los Blancos have gone after a Chelsea player coming to the end of his contract, with both Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois moving to Madrid for cut-price deals in recent years.
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