Another strong competitor in the race to sign Frenkie de Jong has appeared. Real Madrid want the young Ajax midfielder.
Los Blancos, immersed in a deep crisis despite their three consecutive Champions League wins, are planning a big restructure.
De Jong would be a replacement for Luka Modric or even Toni Kroos as they look to freshen their side.
Madrid have contacted Ajax to say they are interested.
However those close to De Jong have been cold to Madrid, with the player preferring other options, especially Barcelona. However Florentino Perez may push until no becomes yes.
De Jong, 21, has a contract until June 2022 and is one of the midfielders with the highest potential in football. PSG and Man City may also have something to say about his future...