Real Madrid eye Manchester United transfer target Ousmane Dembele as Kylian Mbappe alternative
The Spanish giants have been linked with the Monaco striker for much of this summer so far, but may now try their luck with a move for his fellow Frenchman, who could be considerably cheaper.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Real are also concerned about the 18-year-old’s wage demands, which would put him behind only Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid’s squad, and likely spark requests for considerable pay rises from others.
This has apparently seen them turn their attentions towards Dembele, who is another of Europe’s most highly rated young players after a superb debut season at Dortmund last term.
The 20-year-old is valued at around £80m, so would cost less than half what Monaco are asking for Mbappe, though Dortmund have publicly insisted the youngster is not for sale this summer.