REAL MADRID could make a surprise move for Paris Saint-Germain’s unsettled striker Edinson Cavani in January.
Boss Zinedine Zidane is tempted to splash out on a new striker after his side’s sluggish start to the season.
Real Madrid have won just four of their opening seven matches and are already seven points behind fierce title rivals Barcelona.
Barca have also scored 10 more goals than Real Madrid this season as Los Blancos’ strike force hit a confidence crisis.
Their star-studded front three of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have just two goals between them this season.
Ronaldo has missed four games through suspension but Bale and Benzema have been hit by a string of injuries.
And if things continue, Zidane could be forced to delve into the transfer market with Don Balon suggesting Cavani is the No.1 target.
The Uruguayan’s relationship with his team-mates has hit the rocks following Neymar’s arrival.
Cavani and Neymar had a dispute over who would take a penalty during their win over Lyon in September.
Dani Alves then shielded the ball from Cavani so his Brazilian compatriot Neymar could take a free-kick.
Cavani then reportedly snubbed a £880,000 bonus to allow Neymar to take the club’s penalties.
The 30-year-old has started the season on fire scoring eight in his first eight matches – after scoring 35 in the league last campaign.
He has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal a potential destination.