Real confirm Gerrard as target
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Madrid admit Steven Gerrard is on a short-list of their top transfer targets.
Real Madrid director of football Benito Floro admits he has urged the club's top brass to try and secure the signings of Steven Gerrard and Adriano.
Floro, who managed Real between 1992-94, rejoined Los Merengues back in December to take up the post of director of football after the departure of Italian Arrigo Sacchi.
He was charged with completely revamping the sporting set-up of the club from youth to first-team level, including identifying transfer targets.
He recently delivered a report to president Fernando Martin with his findings which included the proposal of installing German, and current Getafe boss, Bernd Schuster as coach.
The report also contained his recommendations on possible signings and he has now conceded Gerrard was on the list, adding he was a player Real have tried to sign previously.
"I recommended as a priority the signing of a powerful centre forward, like Adriano, and a top class midfielder in case Zidane leaves," he stated.
"Gerrard is a footballer that I include in that list, he's a player that the club have wanted to sign in previous seasons."
Meanwhile, reports in Portugal claim that Real are considering other Premiership targets, with the A Bola newspaper insisting that Fulham pair Luis Boa Morte and Wayne Bridge - who is on loan from Chelsea - are also on the Spaniards' wish-list.