Former Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello has claimed that his old club have €500 million (A$786 million) to spend in the transfer market.
Los Blancos have endured a poor season, sitting 13 points off the pace in La Liga having been humiliated by Ajax in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 and outclassed by Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-finals.
Madrid have been linked with high-profile moves for Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Capello expects them to spend big.
"They told me Real Madrid have €500 million to spend on signings," Capello told Sky Sport Italia.
"I was in Barcelona this week and someone who knows Real Madrid really well told me that."