Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is planning to bring back Los Blancos former striker to Santiago Bernabeu, according to report.
The Bernabeu hierarchy is considering the re-signing of Olympique Lyon striker Mariano Diaz who was sold to the French outfit during the summer.
The Dominican Republic striker has been in superb form since he left Real Madrid for Lyon.
Don Balon says Perez has discussed buying back Mariano with coach Zinedine Zidane and they’re both in agreement.
Zidane said, “I’m not surprised what he’s doing, I’m very happy for him, I’ve been with him as a coach, especially in Castilla, I know his qualities and I’m not surprised.
“I am happy, our president has a good relationship with Olympique de Lyon and we are all happy, I am not sad to let him go, I needed him to play more and the interesting thing is that he is improving.”
While there’s no buy-back option in Mariano’s contract, Perez is confident of negotiating a deal with OL thanks to their strong relationship.
Real Madrid transfers have been questioned under the leadership of Zinedine Zidane having sold Alvaro Morata to Chelsea and leaving misfiring Karim Benzema as the only centre-forward.