Real Madrid are showing an interest in Queen Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar after Iker Casillas was ruled out of action for up to two months.
Casillas had found himself on the bench in recent weeks after a supposed falling out with manager Jose Mourinho but he is still very much considered the number one and has remained the club captain.
The Spain international suffered a break hand which means that he will miss the two ties against Manchester United in the Champions League next month.
Madrid have played Antonio Adan in recent games but the Spanish goalkeeper received a red card just minutes into their game with Real Sociedad after bringing down Carlos Vela and conceding a penalty.
The Mirror believes that Mourinho is unhappy with his options and will attempt to sign Cesar as a temporary fix. The Brazilian has been in sensational form since arriving in England from Inter Milan and was highly praised for his performance in the 0-0 draw with Tottenham and the 1-0 win over Chelsea.
However, the paper believes that QPR manager Harry Redknapp would not be against selling the stopper if he can find a suitable replacement before the end of the current transfer window.
Cesar was widely regarded as one of the top goalkeepers in world football during his time in Italy but in the latter stages of his career with Inter he was dropped down to the bench and decided to make the move to QPR.
The 33-year-old is believed to be on around £70,000-a-week at Lofts Road but a move to Real Madrid would certainly be hard to turn down with QPR fighting to remain in the Premier League and the Spanish side still competing in the Champions League.
It has been reported that Cesar's agent has already been contacted by representatives from the Spanish giants who are keen to see if he would be interested in making the unexpected switch.