Sport says Real are close to sealing a deal for Sao Paulo defender Breno, who would arrive as a direct replacement for veteran Cannavaro.
Cannavaro admitted only last week that he'd welcome a return to hometown club Napoli.
Tribal Football Staff are dedicated to the football tribes from all over the world. Our team is passionate about delivering football news to our hundreds of thousands of followers in all the corners of the globe. Football is life, It never stops, Neither do we.