The LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has emerged as a surprise January target for the Champions League title holders Real Madrid.
Los Blancos are desperate for some attacking reinforcements and the Spanish news outlet are reporting that the former Barcelona ace has been identified as a perfect short-term solution.
Zlatan has hit a rich vein of form in the MLS, having already struck 22 goals in 26 outings.
He is proving to be better with age and Real Madrid appear willing to capitalize on his infectious confidence and aura.
Los Blancos have struggled at the beginning of the new season and continue to underperform under Julen Lopetegui.
The club hierarchy is becoming aware that without Cristiano Ronaldo the squad is beginning to lose shape and identity which is why a strong figure such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic could kick some life into a largely lethargic side.