Tevez is on the Spanish giants’ wish list.
Despite strong links with Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, Real Madrid have also turned their attentions towards Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez, according to reports in the Daily Express.
Tevez has been in talks with the club over his future as he is about to enter the last year of his current deal and City may want to cut their losses and sell this summer.
The 29-year-old has had an indifferent time whilst at the Etihad Stadium, with the highs of being named club captain in 2010, to the lows of not playing for five months following accusations he refused to come off the bench during a Champions League loss to Bayern Munich.
The Argentinian’s huge wages – thought to be in excess of £150,000-a-week – would also be a nice absence from City’s books, although whether Madrid would be willing to match it is another story.
Tevez is set to enter a second round of talks with chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain next week, to discuss a possible move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The striker cost City £25.5m in the summer of 2009 and in ordinary circumstances would probably still fetch a similar price, but with the Argentina international entering his final 12 months at Eastlands the club may be forced to accept a lower offer or risk him leaving for free in 2014.
Tevez managed 11 Premier League goals and 13 assists in 34 matches this season, with a further five strikes coming during the club’s route to the FA Cup final.
If the forward were to move to the Spanish capital it would end a stretch of seven years in England after also playing for City’s rivals Manchester United and West Ham.