Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster admits he fancies signing Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.

Desperate to add some creativity to his midfield, Schuster revealed: "Van der Vaart is a very interesting player. That is why he is on my list. We know him well and if we decided to buy him, we would get him."

Van der Vaart has already declared in recent months an ambition to play in Spain and has also attracted serious interest from Barcelona and Real Zaragoza in the last year.