Real Madrid are targeting Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski with Harry Kane proving too difficult to pry away from Tottenham, according to the Independent.
The European champions are eager to sign Neymar and a centre forward this summer in a bid to shake up their attack.
What was once considered Europe’s best front three – Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo – has failed to produce its usual level of performance this season.
The Independent claims club president Florentino Perez is a big fan of Kane, but he has turned his attentions to alternative options.
That’s because Spurs are determined to keep hold of their talisman. Just this week, chairman Daniel Levy reiterated no player Mauricio Pochettino wants to keep will be sold this summer.
As a result, Madrid are now thought to be focusing their efforts on Lewandowski, who has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital throughout his career.
All of which is, of course, great news for Tottenham. Madrid are unlikely to seriously pursue Kane for a couple of years if Lewandowki turns out to be a hit at the Bernabeu.