Report: Real Madrid set for $53M Villa deal
The in-demand striker, who is also on the radar of Chelsea, will see his fee increase depending on the number of goals that he scores for his new club, should a move go ahead.
New club president Florentino Perez, then, shows little sign of slowing down on his spending spree.
However, Real Madrid transfer powerbroker Jorge Valdano would not confirm these reports.
Neither club has yet moved to formally deny the report of the agreement, but at the same time there is little sign of confirmation, either.