Two days ago, we covered a report from Marca, explaining why signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United is ‘practically impossible’ for Real Madrid.

Friday’s edition of Sport claims the Red Devils’ firm position to retain the midfielder has ‘ruined’ any possible negotiation between the two clubs for the World Cup winner.

The La Liga side have come up with a plan B and the two names that have ‘come to the fore’ are Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax’s Donny van de Beek.

Eriksen, who has a year left on his contract with the Champions League runners-up, is an old dream of Los Blancos president Florentino Perez.

Earlier this week, Mauricio Pochettino didn’r rule out the sale of the Denmark international and the Catalan newspaper now explains Spurs are willing to listen to offers.

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Real Madrid are aware that negotiating with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not be easy.

The dialogue between the two clubs is fluid, which is why the possibility of finding an agreement for Eriksen is not ruled out.

Van de Beek is also another option for Real Madrid and their sporting director, Marc Overamars, has already stressed it may be difficult for Ajax to retain the player.