Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has confirmed he tried to sign Michael Ballack in the summer and he has not ruled out the possibility of signing the Chelsea midfielder.
According to Schuster, Real did not have the wage structure to sign the midfielder.
“Ballack has an excellent contract with Chelsea that would bust Real’s salary structure,” the Madrid coach told Kicker. magazine
“No player here is in that range and we didn’t want to go there.”
Ballack has been left out Chelsea’s Champions League squad, prompting rumours of a Stamford Bridge exit.
And Schuster admits that a January move for the German could be possible if the player lowered his wage demands.
“The door for Michael is not closed,” he said. “He has his soccer qualities and they will be there in six months as well. But it would be a financial story.”