Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed he is interested in signing Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery.
Barzilian Kaka is tipped to join Real from Milan next week, while Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be linked with the Spanish club.
Perez has now set his sights on a third target by announcing that he wants to recruit French forward Ribery.
“I’m going to meet with my friends (Bayern president) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and (general manager) Uli Hoeness to ask them about their intentions (for Ribery),” Perez told L’Equipe.
“I hope to be able to count on him for this year.”
Chelsea were also understood to be interested in Kaka earlier this week but they have denied making a bid and Perez expects to secure the Brazilian’s signature.
“I think if Kaka leaves Milan it will be to join Real. I am very optimistic,” he said.