United target will be allowed to leave.
The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal could all be on alert as Real Madrid look set to loan out Brazilian starlet Lucas Silva this week.
The former Cruzeiro man has not managed to establish himself as a regular since moving to the Bernabeu in January, but was strongly linked with the three Premier League clubs prior to the move.
The 22-year-old may be heading to Sporting Lisbon, according to Spanish source Fichajes.net, but it is understood that United could be among the teams monitoring his situation.
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Louis van Gaal is a big admirer of Silva’s ability and potential, though the Red Devils have also signed Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin in that position this summer.