Chelsea and Manchester United would need to stump up more than £68m to sign Vinicius Jr from Real Madrid .
The 19-year-old faces an uncertain future at the Bernaneu after managing only seven starts in all competitions since the start of the season under Zinedine Zidane.
Despite the team’s mixed form, Zidane has rarely turned to Vinicius Jr, who was left humiliated by his team-mates in the Spanish Super Cup final against Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
The Brazilian offered to take a penalty in the shootout but was ignored by senior members of the squad.
According to El Desmarque , the Premier League duo are interested in Vinicius Jr as well as Paris Saint-Germain .
Real Madrid could reportedly be tempted into selling if they receive an offer in excess of £68m (€80m).
Bernabeu bigwig Florentino Perez will prove difficult to negotiate with, however.
Perez is reportedly reluctant to lose Vinicius Jr and is likely to demand Zidane gives him more minutes on the pitch because he is viewed as one of the club’s hottest prospects.
Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in signing Vinicius Jr
Vinicius Jr signed for the Spanish capital club from Flamengo for €46m in 2017 before being officially presented a year later when he turned 18.
He scored four goals in 31 appearances in his maiden campaign. He has netted twice in 17 games this term.
Chelsea are free to splash the cash in this transfer window after their ban was halved by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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Frank Lampard is expected to add to his squad to boost their top-four chances.
United are also likely to be busy but a new central midfielder is top of the agenda.
Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes has emerged as the club’s top target.