Brazilian national team coach Tite was open Brazilian TV this week, and the Selecao boss let slip details of Real Madrid future purchase plans.
Perhaps a bit too loose lipped, Tite indicated at a split in opinions at the Bernabeu, with coach Carlo Ancelotti chasing a defender while president Florentino Perez wants another top class attacking midfielder.
Tite told Spotv:
Ancelotti told me that they could sign [Lucas Silva] and asked me if he could play in the position of [Luka] Modric or [Toni] Kroos, because he told me ‘the president does not sign defenders.
[Perez] wanted to sign Reus and Ancelotti asked him where he could fit him in.
Lucas Silva is a 21-year-old defensive player who is said to cost around €15m.
Marco Reus appears to be available for a cut-price deal given his contract ends in June 2016 and reportedly contains a €25m release clause.