Real Madrid Enter Race For Manchester United Target Moussa Dembele

Real contact Belgian’s agent.

Real Madrid are the latest club to express an interest in Fulham playmaker Moussa Dembele, after the La Liga giants reportedly contacted the Belgian’s agent.

Dembele is set to leave Craven Cottage after outgrowing the west London minnows, with Manchester United thought to be leading the race for the stylish yet powerful midfielder.

The 25-year-old’s contract expires and the end of next season and Fulham are ready to cash in on Dembele, who joined them from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in 2010.

And the star’s agent, Jan de Visser, has claimed that Real are the latest European heavyweights to express an interest in his client.

“Real Madrid have contacted us and asked about the possibility of signing Moussa Dembele,” de Visser is quoted as saying in the London Evening Standard.

“They are not the first big club who have contacted us this summer for him.”

Interestingly, Tottenham have also been linked with the Belgian as a potential replacement for outbound Luka Modric, who was thought to be on the verge of a move to the Bernebeu.

Modric and Dembele are similar players, both being comfortable in an advanced or deep-lying central midfield role, dictating the tempo.

Los Blancos interest in Dembele suggests that they are pursuing alternatives to Modric, with Spurs £40 million asking price proving too steep.

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