Real Madrid are weighing up a shock bid for Newcastle United attacker Moussa Sissoko.
Sport says Real coach Zinedine Zidane has recommended Sissoko’s signing as an alternative to Juventus ace Paul Pogba.
A stumbling block, however, for Real could be Toon boss Rafa Benitez, who is reluctant to lose the Frenchman – and particularly to Los Merengues.
The race for Sissoko is heating up, with Manchester United, PSG and Arsenal all linked with the attacker this week.
Newcastle are demanding £35 million to sell their star man.