Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has revealed he would relish a move to Real Madrid but insists he is happy to remain on Tyneside if the club qualify for the Champions League.
Sunday's loss to Manchester City means Newcastle must beat Everton in their final Premier League game and hope that either Arsenal or Tottenham lose to West Brom or Fulham respectively.
And Alan Pardew will be hoping Cisse continues his rich vein of form at Goodison Park on Sunday. The Newcastle striker has scored 13 goals in 13 appearances since his £10m move from Freiburg in January but his impressive displays have led to speculation he could leave St. James' Park in the summer.
"My long-term aim is to play for the biggest clubs and I want to win the Champions League," Cisse told the Sun. "I have loved Real Madrid ever since I was a little boy.
"But I am happy for now at Newcastle. They are a big club - even though they are not a Manchester United or Manchester City."
Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned the Senegal international that Premier League defenders will learn how to stop him sooner rather than later. Cisse scored a spectacular double against Chelsea earlier this month but Pardew cautioned teams would adapt to his style of play the longer he remains in the Premier League.
"It's early days - this is only half a season. His confidence is very, very high - at some point, it will be low, and that's when maybe me and my staff need to kick in," the Newcastle manager is quoted in the Daily Mail.
"At the moment, we are just running along with him. It's early days for Papiss and he has really hit the ground running."
And Pardew remains adamant his side can finish in the top-four despite Sunday's 2-0 defeat by City.
"If we can win at Everton it will put massive pressure on Arsenal and Spurs. They have got to win now," Pardew told the BBC.
"Had I been offered this at the start of the season I would have taken it.
"David Moyes and Everton will want to finish the season on a high but if we can win away from home we will have a great chance."