UPDATE; Hazard to Neymar, who Real Madrid could spend €600m war chest

The Blancos, amid a testing 2017-18 campaign, are expected to have overhaul their squad in the summer and will have a sizable budget at their disposal.

Galacticos of 2018?
Real Madrid are expected to spend big this summer, with a forgettable domestic campaign highlighting the flaws in a squad that swept to a La Liga and Champions League double in 2016-17.reports suggest that the Blanca could invest as much as euro600 in fresh faceswith high-profile sales – such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Keylor Navas – helping to counter a sizable outlay and ensure the club adheres to Financial Fair Play regulations. Who, though, is on their shopping list as the next ‘Galactico’ recruitment drive at Santiago Bernabeu is pieced together?

David de Gea: €130m
The Manchester United goalkeeper has been a longstanding target, with a deal almost done in the summer of 2015 only for a now-infamous fax delay to scupper a return to Spain for the former Atletico Madrid custodian.
De Gea has said of his old trafford futures. 
“I don't think it's the time to start talking about the future, it's not the time to be talking contracts. Being a player and a part of this club is special, so when you get to wear the shirt, you go to away games, that's something you are always proud of and is very special.”

Thibaut Courtois: €100m
Amid the struggles to get an agreement in place for De Gea, Chelsea’s current number one has emerged as a possible alternative – with the former Atletico loanee having made no secret of his desire to return to spain.
Courtois has said: “Yes, my heart is in Madrid. It is logical and understandable. If they [Real] want me, they have to contact Chelsea. We'll see. But they have not done that. What is certain is that one day I will return to Madrid.”

Toby Alderweireld: €30m

Another man to have once graced the books at Real’s cross-city rivals Atletico, the Tottenham defender is now considered a realistic target as he is yet to commit to fresh terms in England and has a release clause set to kick in from 2019 if no extension is agreed.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has said of the Belgian centre-half: “Toby still has two-and-a-half years of contract. Messi was six months left on his contract. Messi! If something happens, the club is going to communicate.”

David Luiz: €30m

The Brazilian centre-half has fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte at Chelsea, with both men now seeing their ongoing presence at Stamford Bridge called into question – although a departure for the latter could offer a clean slate to the former.

Quizzed on Luiz’s future and where it may lie, Conte has said: "I don’t know. He has to work really hard otherwise they are on the bench or in the stand.”

Paul Pogba: €120m
The France international was reported to be a target for the Blancos prior to rejoining Manchester United for £89 million in 2016, with the midfielder said to be back on the radar after struggling for form and sparking talk of a rift with jose mourinho at old trafford.

Former Red Devils star Paul ince has said of the frustrated 24years old  “The signals that are coming from Pogba is that he’s not happy and if he doesn’t feel like he fits in, then I could see him leaving in the summer. He’s one of the best players in the world and deserves to be played in his right position where he can show that off and express himself.”

Harry Kane: €200m

Like Lewandowski, another prolific frontman to have piqued Real’s interest with his efforts elsewhere, the Tottenham striker and England captain has proved himself to be one of the most reliable options around.
Former Spurs boss Terry venables has said of the mounting transfer speculation: “Harry is being talked about as a £200m signing! The fact that Real Madrid need more firepower to match Barcelona’s surge means the world’s top goalscorers will be targets. Spurs may have a fight on their hands.”
Neymar: €300m

From the moment the Brazilian completed a record-breaking €222m switch to Paris Saint-Germain, talk of a return to Spain for the former Barcelona forward was sparked – with it widely expected that his own transfer bar will be raised a little higher to take him to the other side of the Clasico divide.
Countless players and pundits have had their say on the 26-year-old’s future, with fellow countryman and ex-Real frontman Ronaldo having hinted at a deal  when saying: “Neymar is a superb player, maybe he will be the best in the world in a few years, and Real Madrid need the best.”

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