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An interesting name to be linked with a move to the Spanish capital recently is Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney appear to be Sir Alex Ferguson's preferred pairing, and it has been suggested that Real Madrid could force the Mexican to make a difficult decision (h/t The Sun): Stay or go.
It would seem unlikely, though. With only one central striker position available, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain have more than enough firepower to play that role in a side that already includes the goals of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Were either Benzema or Higuain to decide that they would be better suited, or loved, somewhere else, there would be no shortage of takers.
Then, as an alternative to Hernandez, comes Luis Suarez. More or less Liverpool's only goal scorer this season, the Uruguayan is likely to seek a move away from Anfield, either in January or the summer, as he seeks Champions League football.
And if he does? Well, the Daily Mail suggest that Real Madrid will be at the front of the queue.