Real Madrid's sluggish start to their league campaign has reminded the club's board of their necessity to bring a superstar signing to the Santiago Bernabeu next summer.
Los Blancos currently trail their bitter rivals, and league leaders, Barcelona by seven points in La Liga - sitting in fifth after seven games.
And that has been a huge wakeup call for Real's chiefs, who have not made a marquee signing since the arrival of James Rodriguez from AS Monaco following the last World Cup in Brazil.
For a club of Los Blancos' stature, it's a huge surprise given the hive of activity and excessive spending across European football this summer.
However, that is also set to change next year according to AS, who have reported that the Madrid giants are planning a Galactico signing next summer, with two key Englishman being lined up.
John Stones, Michael Keane, Jesse Lingard, Eric Dier and Marcus Rashford are all players held in high regard and are the bright stars of England's future.
Real considering Kane & Alli approach
But it is Tottenham's two most influential players who are catching the eye of Real Madrid, with the Spanish outfit considering summer moves for Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
It's not clear if Kane and Alli could both arrive at the Bernabeu together but with both players 24 and 21 respectively, they would prove to be youthful long-term prospects for Zinedine Zidane.
Kane's already produced six goals in seven league games this campaign, to go on top of the 20+ goals he has scored in each of the three past seasons, which have, in part, been produced by Alli.
It's no surprise that the two-time Golden Boot winner and Alli, who plays like a man beyond his years, are catching the eye of the reigning La Liga champions.
Stubborn Spurs reluctant to sell
But Real will be well aware that getting either of Spurs' star men will not be an easy task, given Mauricio Pochettino's ability to dissuade Kane of a move to Manchester United.
Both players will be set to lead their side in an all-new stadium next year, but Spurs' success this season could also determine whether Real stand a realistic chance of a transfer next summer.
With both Kane and Alli settled in north London, it's hard to imagine either going anywhere just yet, with both players the envy of the Premier League and Europe's top clubs.
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