What a busy summer for Real Madrid. Following the statement by Cristiano Ronaldo that he has not reached an agreement with Madrid over a new deal, a move away from the Bernabeu looks possible, especially as the Portuguese's contract expires in two years.

With this news, Real president Florentino Perez would be reluctant to sell his star performer, who has 201 goals in 199 appearances - but every man has his price.

Armed with these plans, Perez acknowledges that selling such a player as Ronaldo would generate an immense backlash by Madrid fans, but the president is hopeful that signing a few 'marquee' players, particularly the top four on this list, would soften the blow of losing Ronaldo.

He is believed to be willing to accept offers in excess of £70m, with potential buyers Manchester United and Monaco monitoring the situation.

Perez has been given the 'go ahead' to put these plans into action and invest heavily in new talent, with the funds required to bring in new "Galacticos" believed to be mainly generated by the sale of current stars, including Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, and maybe even Karim Benzema.

A trophy-less season saw their La Liga title being taken by Barcelona, and a disappointing defeat in the Copa del Rey final to city rivals Atletico.

With this in mind, Perez and his fellow Madrid chiefs are keen to please their fans, with Carlo Ancelotti believed to be the man given the job of guiding Real Madrid to their first Champions League title since 2002, which is believed to be the club's primary objective.

With all of this in mind, who could Los Blancos sign to replace the talismanic Cristiano Ronaldo, should he leave? Give your opinion in the comment box below.

5. Robert Lewandowski | Borussia Dortmund & Poland

The Polish forward, 24, scored four times against Madrid in the Champions League semi-final back in April, and is believed to be the subject of intense speculation from clubs around Europe, including Manchester United, Bayern Munich, and the Galacticos.

Despite Dortmund's recent statement that claimed that Lewandowski won't be leaving the club this summer, Real Madrid were believed to have had a bid in the region of €30m accepted for the man that scored 36 goals in all competitions last season, only for Lewandowski to reject the move.

4. Isco | Malaga & Spain

Perez is hoping to beat Manchester City to the Spain U21 star, who is believed to have a release clause of approximately £30m in his Malaga contract.

Isco, who can play across the midfield, has claimed that he had offers from both Madrid and City, with new Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confident he can bring the youngster to the Etihad Stadium. Despite this, the Madrid hierarchy will no doubt be confident that they will get their man this summer, who stated that he will decide where his future lies after the Euro U21 final.

3. Luis Suarez | Liverpool & Uruguay

Perez has reportedly stated his intention to sign Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, who has repeatedly stated his desire to join Madrid this summer himself.

Though the Anfield club will no doubt be reluctant to sell their most effective forward, who scored 30 goals in all competitions last year, they also do not want to keep a player who no longer wants to remain at the club. It is believed that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will demand a fee of at least £40m for the Uruguayan, which is a fee Madrid's chiefs will be willing to pay for the 26-year-old's services.

2. Edinson Cavani | Napoli & Uruguay

Arguably the most likely signing on this list, Cavani is believed to favour a move to Madrid over a move to anywhere else. Perez is willing to pair the Uruguayan striker with his national team colleague Suarez, and is reportedly lining up a £55m bid, which will force the Italian outfit to accept.

Cavani, 26, has scored 104 goals in his three seasons in Naples, but is believed to be keen on joining a new-look Madrid side.

1. Gareth Bale | Tottenham & Wales

The most sought-after player in Perez's plans, Welsh winger Bale, 23, is believed to be the ultimate replacement for Ronaldo.

The Real president has refused to give up on the Premier League's Player of the Season, despite Tottenham already stating on numerous occasions that he is not for sale.

It is believed that Perez is encouraging Bale to help pave the way to an exit from White Hart Lane by handing in a transfer request, which would almost certainly signal a likely move to the Bernabeu.

Real's hierachy believe that a £75m bid for Bale will be enough, although they are believed to be willing to pay more. Bale scored 26 goals in all competitions last season.       

 

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