Tuesday 9 December 2014 15:40, UK
Real Madrid have not ruled out making a bid to sign Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva in the winter transfer market, according to club coach Carlo Ancelotti.
The Brazil Under-21 starlet has been strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu stadium in recent months.
We are interested in Lucas Silva, but also in other players.
With Croatian midfielder Luka Modric sidelined until February with a thigh injury and Sami Khedira's future at the club uncertain - the Germany international has yet to sign a contract extension with his current deal ending next summer - the European champions may reinforce their midfield line in January.
"We have to wait for the Christmas period, when everything will be much clearer," Ancelotti told www.realmadrid.com. "Then we'll make a decision.
"We are interested in Lucas Silva, but also in other players.
"After the Club World Cup we'll make a decision by evaluating the situations of the midfielders who are injured at the moment."
The 21-year-old Silva, who is also a reported target of Manchester United, Arsenal and Inter Milan, broke into Cruzeiro's first team squad in 2012 and has since made 38 appearances for the Brazilian club.