Real Madrid have reportedly set a timescale on their rumoured move for Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar.
Talk of Real seeing an opportunity to one day bring the Brazilian to the Bernebau sprung up remarkably quickly after Neymar's game-changing transfer from Barcelona.
Their 'BBC' forward line of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo will almost certainly be broken up this summer as the world champions begin building their next generation, with a whole host of superstars linked with the club.
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane is one of those targets, with chairman Daniel Levy recently feeling the need to come out and assure fans that he wouldn't be sold.
Chelsea fans are hoping for similar assurance over playmaker Eden Hazard. The Belgian's father claimed a few weeks ago that his son was actively hoping for the move to happen.
Speculation surrounding Mohamed Salah swapping Liverpool for the Spanish capital has reached the point of Salah calming it down with a Twitter message on Thursday.
They arguably represent the best three forwards in the Premier League and so it's no real surprise that Real Madrid would target them - but the ultimate goal remains Neymar.
The Brazi captain was unattainable while at Barcelona as only PSG had the money to pay the release clause in his contract. It's thought, however, that Real may be able to tempt the Parisian's in a way they were unable with their rivals.
Marca reports that Real feel Cristiano Ronaldo could be a key figure in the move. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is 32-years-old now but remains highly coveted by PSG.
Real also hope to be able to rely on Neymar's own desire to move to them - and have taken recent events as encouraging signs pointing to that.
An ambassador from Los Blancos was seen with Neymar on vacation, while the player sat in very close proximity to Real at the recent FIFA awards.
They may be stretching a little with their hope there, but they've set aside 200 million euros in their account just in case an opportunity pops up.
And when do they hope to use the cash? The summer of 2019. The then-27-year-old Neymar would be in the prime of his career - surely the perfect replacement for the legend that is Ronaldo.
This season has certainly had the feel of the end of an era at Real, with the two-time reigning European Champions struggling badly in the league. Big changes look to be right on the horizon.
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