Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane is staking his reputation on the Neymar signing, in a deal worth over £100MILLION after Paris Saint-Germain accepted the striker’s demand to quit.
Despite competition from Barcelona, Real believe they are close to capturing the Brazilian, 27, after weeks of talks with the French giants.
He would be handed a deal worth as much as £700,000-a-week – and Zidane offered Isco, Marcelo and Raphael Varane as part of the deal.
Pogba , 26, revealed this summer he wanted to quit
Manchester Unite d, but Real have already spent £150m to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea.
They are now in the market for Neymar , as Zizou continues his ambitious rebuilding plans just days before La Liga season starts.
Barcelona are also considering re-signing the forward and have offered PSG Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.
Meanwhile, the lawyer who paid Neymar’s transfer fee when he moved to PSG has been spotted yet again – heading into Barca’s offices.
Despite Real edging towards a deal, the appearance of sport specialist Juan de Dios Crespo, who has also worked on cases involving La Liga and Fifa, in Barca suggests he could be on his way to the current Spanish champions.
Neymar has a £198m release clause in his PSG contract, meaning he could return to his former club for the exact fee he left for two years ago.