Real Madrid are ready to launch a bid for Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling.
The Mirror says Zinedine Zidane is a major fan of Sterling who has enhanced his reputation this season with brilliant performances for quadruple-chasing Manchester City .
Real are bracing themselves for a £300m-plus summer spree with Neymar (PSG), Eden Hazard (Chelsea) and Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) also on their list of transfer targets.
But they are also now watching Sterling closely after he emerged this season as one of the biggest stars of the Premier League.
They have been big admirers in the past, looking at him in 2014 and again last August when they sent scouts to watch and Real want to back Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu with major signings.
Zidane has also admitted his admiration publicly in the past, saying in 2015 that “of course we are monitoring him as a player.”