Real Madrid reportedly want to sign Dele Alli – and send Mateo Kovakic their way in return.
Alli is contracted until 2022 and Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has made it clear he is not for sale at ANY price.
But, according to Don Balon, Real president Florentino is determined to land who he feels is the next Galactico.
And he is reportedly hoping he can offload out-of-favour midfielder Kovacic as part of a sensational January swap deal.
England ace Alli, 21, is being promised a dream move to the Bernabeu after leaving long-term representatives Impact Sports Management.
Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola are among those happy to take on the Spurs midfielder.
The Tottenham midfielder is in top form having scored two goals in the club’s opening six Premier League games.
Croatia international Kovacic, 23, is behind Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Isco and Casemiro in the Real pecking order.
He has played just two La Liga matches this season.
Real spent just a modest £40million on Flamengo youngster Vinicius Junior after their transfer ban was lifted in the summer.