Zinedine Zidane's early comeback for Real Madrid may have shaken up the team's planning for this upcoming transfer window, as the Frenchman is a control freak that loves to play a huge part in every signing.
And, even though recent rumors pointed towards Zizou being keen and determined to make a run at Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Spanish media actually suggest Zidane may rather signing another Premier League star instead.
According to Diario Sport, Zidane would be interested in submitting a bid for Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, a signing he had allegedly asked back in the past ahead of the start of the 2017-18 campaign.
Next to Sergio Aguero, Sterling has completely made a mess of English defenders under Pep Guardiola's tutelage, with the Citizens having a huge chance to win a triplet at the end of this season.
As for Sterling, the Winger wasn't an example of consistency earlier on his career, but he's made great strides lately as one of the best playmaking forwards in the world.
Naturally, the Citizens aren't going to be interested in letting him walk away so easily, as he's been a major part of their recent success by netting 19 goals to go along with 16 assists in 40 appearances with Manchester City's high-octane offense.
Sterling's signing may difficult Real Madrid also making a bid for Eden Hazard, whose future at Stamford Bridge is still up in the air, with his contract set to expire in 2020.
Moreover, Gareth Bale could be on his way out to make room (and finance) for the 24-year-old, as the Welsh has been one of the team's main scapegoats as of late.
What we know for sure is that Los Blancos are going to be extremely active in this upcoming transfer window, as the team needs to do whatever it takes to go back to competing following a disastrous and embarrassing season.