ImageIt is a matter of time before Real Madrid announces Ettore Messina as their new coach for the next three seasons, making him the best paid coach in Europe, earning about 2 million euros per season. Messina has already started planning for next seasons and his two main targets are Velckovic and Nesterovic.

Messina wanted Velckovic since he was sitting at CSKA's bench and he still wants him now and seems ready to make a move to get him to Madrid, paying Partizan his buy-out which is estimated around 500k euros.

According to some rumours Messina would also like to work with Rasho Nesterovic again and is trying to convince him to leave NBA and return to Europe.

Other targets of Real Madrid are the Lithuanian shooting guard Rimantas Kaukenas and Giannis Bourousis, both free agents at this point, while Lazaros Papadopoulos who was on a loan is expected to return with the new coach.