Real Madrid are targetting five Premier League stars in their huge summer spending spree
Real and crosstown rivals Atletico were hit with a transfer embargo by FIFA yesterday over their recruitment of young players.
The bans prevent the two clubs signing new players this summer and in January 2017,although both are expected to appeal the decision.
And like with Barcelona in 2014, Real and Atletico will hope the Court of Arbitration for Sport temporarily suspend the bans and allow for a huge summer splurge.
And according to reports, Real are planning to splash out a game-changing amount on signings before they are frozen out of the transfer market.
The Sun report Real are ready to spend £250MILLION – with Premier League stars at the top of their hitlist.
Real's No 1 target is Chelsea ace Eden Hazard, with boss Zinedine Zidane a huge fan.
Hazard is valued at £80m and has reportedly told friends he is leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, although Chelsea hope bringing in close friend Didier Drogba could convince him to stay.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is a long-term target and nearly joined last summer before his move collapsed in the final hours on deadline day.
Real are expected to trigger De Gea's £30m release clause which would give him the opportunity to return home to Spain.
The Spanish giants are also keen on landing a new striker with Manchester City hitman Sergio Aguero a favourite of president Florentino Perez.
But Tottenham ace Harry Kane is also on their radar, along with prolific Bayern Munich frontman Robert Lewandowski.
All three are valued in the region of £70m.
The Daily Star report Everton centre-back John Stones is also high on Real's radar – he is valued at a record-breaking £50m for a defender by the Toffees.
Juventus are also expecting an £80m bid for midfield star Paul Pogba, who is also interesting Barcelona, Manchester City and Chelsea.
Selling clubs will know Real are desperate to buy this summer and that could raise prices, but the Spanish giants are prepared to spend big.
The Sun also claim Real could recoup as much as £100m by selling Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo with Paris Saint-Germain ahead of United in the race for him.
However, the Bernabeu outfit apparently have no intention of selling United target Gareth Bale.