Manchester United could beat Real Madrid to the signing of 23-year-old midfielder Donny van de Beek.
Manchester United aim to use the Dutch international as a replacement for Real Madrid midfielder Paul Pogba but faced competition from Real Madrid who is also interested in the services of the Ajax midfielder.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is keen on signing Pogba and he has blocked a move for Van de Beek in a bid to sign Pogba.
Zidane has the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Isco all available in the midfield and the former Real Madrid manager only wants Pogba in the team at the end of the current campaign.
Manchester United could finally get their target if Zidane remains cold on signing the youngster at the end of the season.