Ribeiro, who is in Madrid for talks with Real regarding several subjects, including his client Robinho, told AS: "They liked Tiago a lot, though no concrete proposal has been made. Real also took a close look at Neymar, a lad of 15 years of age.
"Tiago played with Sao Paulo's top team in the Copinha, scored eight goals in four games. He has a deal that ends in February, but Santos want to register a new five-year contract the day after the current one expires.
"It's a legal problem which I am currently working on."