Real Madrid failed to land any of Schuster's targets

None of Bernd Schuster's requested signings were clinched by Real Madrid over the summer, it has been revealed.

None of Bernd Schuster's requested signings were clinched by Real Madrid over the summer, it has been revealed.

AS says Schuster submitted a wish-list to Real president Ramon Calderon and sports director Pedja Mijatovic, which included having Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo well down at fourth-choice.

Schuster made it clear he wanted a striker and had Luis Fabiano (Sevilla) and David Villa (Valencia) as his top two choices. He also wanted a creative midfielder from Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal) and Diego (Werder Bremen), plus a ball-winner, with Daniele de Rossi (Roma) his top choice.

Still unconvinced by his fullbacks, Schuster also had Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich) and Daniel Alves (Barcelona) on his shopping list.

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