According to The Sun on Sunday Real Madrid eyed Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as the possible Zinedine Zidane substitute, should the Frenchman leave the Champions of Europe next summer.
The Merengues manager deal will end next June and the chairman Florentino Perez could decide to let him go.
The Blues boss currently earns £10million a season and would likely demand a similar wage in Madrid.
AC Milan were early frontrunners to appoint the Italian coach but their recent woes make a move to the Serie A side not possible for now.
Conte’s relationship with the Chelsea board is not the best at the moment and the former Juventus coach could decide to step out of Stamford Bridge, with Carlo Ancelotti waiting on the sidelines for a return.