one club to have made its interest official, while Italian sides Juventus, Fiorentina and Napoli are all monitoring the situation, according to the media.

Madrid only wants EUR5m for the player that cost BarcelonaEUR18mfrom River Plate when he was tipped to become a huge star in Argentina almost seven years ago.

Saviola now realises that he will only spend another term on the bench if he stays with Los Merengues, but is refusing to lower his personal demands.

Earning EUR3m-per-season at Madrid has meant that any other club keen on securing his services will have to match that fee and none of the current interested parties want to.