Leicester City playmaker Youri Tielemans would reportedly choose a move to La Liga giants, Real Madrid over Manchester United and Liverpool this summer.
The ex-AS Monaco midfielder is facing an uncertain future with Brendan Rodgers’s side having entered the final 18 months of his contract at the King Power Stadium.
Tielemans has remained key man for Leicester engine room this campaign, and he is not expected to be short of suitors if he seeks a move away from the FA Cup holders.
The likes of Man Utd, Liverpool and Real Madrid have all been credited with an interest in the 24-year-old midfielder, while Tottenham and Arsenal have also been rumoured with summer swoops.
Despite reported interest from a wide range of Premier League teams, journalist Sacha Tavolieiri has put the Los Blancos on red alert by claiming that Tielemans has his heart set on a move to the Spanish top-tier.
“While he should leave Leicester City this summer, Youri Tielemans would have told those around him his preference for a departure to Spain,” Tavolieri tweeted. “The Real Madrid, interested, could position itself concretely in the coming weeks… To be continued.”
Real are understood to have enquired about Tielemans’s availability in the January transfer window but decided against a move when learning of the Belgium international’s £50m price tag.
The Red Devil’s midfield is also believed to undergo a major overhaul in the summer, with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic expected to leave as free agents at the end of their deals.