Real Madrid have made Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino their first choice candidate to take over from Zinedine Zidane, according to multiple reports.
Zidane resigned from his post at the Bernabeu on Thursday after leading Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title.
Pochettino signed a new contract with Spurs last week after apparently being promised increased transfer funds to overhaul his squad this summer.
Madrid president Florentino Perez is said to be keen to make contact with Pochettino in order to lure him to the Spanish capital.
Talk of a release clause in the Argentinian’s contract has already been dismissed, and it is believed there is no verbal agreement between Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy that would allow Pochettino to speak to Madrid if they are interested.
However, Spanish outlet Marca claims Levy would be willing to negotiate Pochettino’s exit if Real Madrid come in for the Tottenham boss.
Rumours of an exit aren’t likely to go away until Pochettino clarifies his future. Spurs fans will be hoping that happens sooner rather than later.