Real Madrid have reportedly turned their attention to the highly rated Jadon Sancho as one of their transfer targets this summer.
The 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund star has had a superb season in the Bundesliga and has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.
However, Bild reports that Los Blancos are ready to challenge the Red Devils over landing the English winger in the transfer window.
The German newspaper added that Madrid's interest in Sancho occurred after Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappé was listed in the 'unsellable' bracket.
Dortmund are well aware of the interest in the England international and have slapped a whopping €180m price tag on him, which would make him the second-highest transfer in history should he leave the Westfalenstadion at the end of the season.
Last week, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson suggested that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær should try to bring Sancho to Old Trafford ahead of the following Premier League season.
"I don't think Solskjær is going to get four or five years to get this right," he said (via the Metro).
"United just don't have that kind of patience anymore, even for one of their own. If they're not in the Champions League next season, they won't be able to attract any really big world-class names either.
"But if they invest in younger talent like [Declan] Rice, Sancho and [Callum] Hudson-Odoi, they would be getting players who could make an impact straight away but also get better.
"Imagine what those three would be like in four or five years? Rice could be running the England midfield by then, Hudson-Odoi and Sancho could be two of the best wingers in Europe.
"Those are three of England's brightest talents. Give it time and suddenly we could be talking about United dominating Europe again. They are that good.
"Sancho has had the balls to leave a big club and go and play in a foreign country to prove he is good enough, and he's now reaping the rewards.
"He's involved in a title race and has got into the England team, and he looks like he has bags of confidence. I'm very impressed with him."
Zinedine Zidane is expected to have a busy summer as he overhauls the existing Madrid squad.
According to former England and Los Blancos head coach Fabio Capello, Zizou will "have €500 million to spend on signings."
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