Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso is being monitored by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez,.
The former Real midfielder has won admirers and praise for his work with Bayer over the past 12 months.
There is an expectation that Carlo Ancelotti will leave Real Madrid in 2024 to take the Brazil post.
And with Xabi’s deal to expire next summer, it offers a smooth transition should Florentino choose to firm up his interest.
However, Xabi isn’t the lone candidate under consideration as there is also support inside the club for Castilla coach Raul to be be given the chance.
Raul has Castilla on the brink of promotion to the Segunda Division with the second-leg of their promotion playoff against Eldense this weekend.