Real Madrid are eyeing Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez.
AS says Real are considering the Uruguay international in the event they’re forced to sell one of their young defenders this summer.
Raphael Varane has been linked with Manchester United and Bayern Munich, while Roma have made an approach for Nacho.
Gimenez is being discussed at Real and an approach is being prepared towards his agent.
Real know it will be difficult to prise the youngster away from their city rivals – and won’t consider meeting his €65 million buyout clause.
Villarreal’s Mateo Musacchio is also under consideration at Real.