Florentino Perez is looking for a striker to reinforce a stuttering Real Madrid attack.
One of the names that the president is interested in is Torino striker Andrea Belotti, who is also an Italy international.
With Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema not firing, and Gareth Bale injured, goals are needed at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Belotti, 23, scored 28 goals in 38 games last season and is carving out a reputation as a good goalscorer.
Torino president Urbano Cairo revealed that Florentino Perez began to pay interest in the forward when he talked about protecting him with an enormous buy-out clause.
“I went to dinner with Florentino Perez and spoke with him about renewing players’ contracts with enormous clauses.
“I mentioned Belotti and he didn’t know him, but I spoke about protecting him with a clause of 100 million euros and from then he paid a lot of attention,” said Torino president Urbano Cairo, to la Gazzetta dello Sport.
The rumours suggest the BBC could be broken up sooner rather than later, with Harry Kane also on the president’s list.
Belotti was the subject of various transfer speculations last summer with premier league giants Manchester United equally throwing their hat in the mix.