Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is Real Madrid's preferred Galactico of choice in the summer market, according to the latest football transfer news.
Reports in Spain, published by Sky Sports via AS, claim that regardless of Real Madrid's success in the Champions League last season, Los Blancos will look to sign one of the most coveted players in world football - Lewandowski.
The 27-year-old Poland international is expected to take the upcoming UEFA Euro 2016 tournament by storm as the striker banged in an incredible 30 goals from 29 starts in the Bundesliga, as well as nine goals from 11 starts in the Champions League.
In all competitions, Lewandowski was responsible for creating or scoring a goal once for every 76 minutes he was on a pitch.
Lewandowski's form with Bayern has attracted a number of admirers in recent months as Arsenal (Daily Mirror), Manchester City (The Express) and Manchester United (The Independent) have all been linked with the striker.
However, if the player were to be made available in the summer transfer market then it would appear only Real Madrid would be able to entice the forward away from the Allianz Arena thanks to a: the anticipated salary they could prepare for him and b: the fact they have been highly competitive in Europe in the modern era.
Sky Sports sources indicate there "may have been a private meeting between Lewandowski and Real Madrid" during the week they contested the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.
The move may make sense for Real as the Bernabeu club could offload Cristiano Ronaldo but would require a marquee signing in order to appease the club's demanding fan-base.
Bayern Munich, meanwhile, were only recently linked with Gonzalo Higuain (Daily Star via Italian journalists), who would only presumably join the club if he were given assurances of regular first team football.
Lewandowski is contractually-bound to Bayern Munich until 2019 and could cost anywhere between £55m and £75m.