Real Madrid have targeted Miroslav Klose as possible cover for the injured Gonzalo Higuain.
With the Argentinian set to miss the rest of the season, Real are on the lookout for a proven striker, with Bayern Munich’s Klose reported to be their number one target.
The 32-year-old, who has scored 58 times in 105 appearances for Germany, is no longer guaranteed first-team football at Bayern and may welcome the move.
Interest from Spain is growing, with Klose’s agent revealing that Jose Mourinho’s Real have already been in touch regarding a January deal.
“There have been some enquiries from Spain,” Alexander Schuett told Bild.
“Also there have been some tentative enquiries from Real, but nothing more than that.”
Reports have also suggested that Klose’s former employers Werder Bremen could be in the running to re-sign the striker.
Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs has played down the speculation.
“We will not be approaching Miroslav Klose, this is pure rubbish,” he told Deutsche Presseagentur.
“It would be an impossibility for us. We have definitely not been working on this.”]