are in the market for a new left-back this summer and have placed Liverpool star Andy Robertson on their list of targets, according to reports.
The Spanish giants are coming to the end of a disappointing campaign which has seen them relinquish their La Liga and titles.
They have not been helped by an injury-plagued season for first choice left-back Ferland Mendy, which has seen midfielder Eduardo Camavinga filling in there in recent months.
That is not the long-term plan for the position and Real Madrid will be diving into the transfer market this summer to sign a new left-sided defender.
report that Robertson is one of a few targets they have identified for the role, with the Spaniards believing a bid of around £40m and the lure of Champions League football could be enough to tempt the Scot to Madrid.
Robertson has been at Liverpool since signing from Hull in 2017 and been superb ever since, quickly making the left-back slot his own and making 267 appearances for the Reds in all competitions, winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.
The 29-year-old has made no signs of wanting to leave Anfield and is under contract until 2026 so even if Real Madrid do come calling, there is no certainty that a deal will be done.
Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in Bayern Munich and Canada left-back Alphonso Davies who has a year less than Robertson to run on his contract, but the Bundesliga club insist he is not for sale.
There are not just question marks over positions on the field at the Santiago Bernabeu but in the dugout, with Carlo Ancelotti’s position in some doubt after Champions League and La Liga disappointment.
There is also interest in the manager from the Brazil national ream, but the Italian has one more year to run on his contract and insists that he will stay, reminding onlookers that the club won the Copa del Rey, Club World Cup and the European Super Cup this season.
‘Everyone knows really well what my situation is: I have contract until the end of the 2024 season and I want to stay,’ he said.
‘It could have been a better season, but it was a good one. Of course, we are not satisfied with La Liga, but we fought to the end in the other competitions … and won three of them.’
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