Fiorentina midfielder Felipe Melo is on Real Madrid's shopping list.

Florentino Perez's Real advisors are convinced the current team has badly missed a ball-winner in the guise of Mahamadou Diarra and are considering a move for Melo.

The Brazil international is seen at Real as the perfect midfield partner for Lassana Diarra.

Melo's agents are expected in Florence at the end of the month to discuss the player's current contract.