Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster remains keen on bringing Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack to Spain.

AS says Ballack remains a priority target for Schuster, but he faces difficulty convincing the Real leadership about his fellow German.

Real directors are going cold on the prospect of signing Ballack due to his constant injury problems. Criticism of sports chief Pedja Mijatovic by Ballack's agent, Michael Becker, has also not gone down well.