Real Madrid are stepping up their interest for Manchester United and Chelsea target Robert Lewandowski, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.
Speculation suggests that the Spanish giants are in the market for a big-name striker, and Florentino Perez is confident that the Polish forward fits the bill.
The 26-year-old was thought to have already made a verbal agreement to join Bayern Munich when his contract ends at the culmination of the current season, but it's now being claimed that Pep Guardiola no longer wants him.
Manchester United and Chelsea have both expressed an interest in Lewandowski in the past, but Real Madrid's desire to sign him dates back to last season, when Perez enquired about the prospect of him moving to the Bernabeu after Madrid met Dortmund in the Champions League.
Back then the striker showed little interest in moving anywhere other than Bayern, but if the recent rumours concerning Guardiola's intentions are to certifiably true, it could spark a race to pick up one of Europe's hottest prospects on a free.
Madrid will face stiff competition for his signature, but as proven with Gareth Bale, Perez is rarely denied a player once he garners an interest in signing him.