Manchester United are believed to have shown interest in signing SC Braga’s David Carmo when the window reopens at the end of this season.
AS state Real Madrid follow the 21-year-old as they have started searching for a new centre-back in the event Sergio Ramos decides to leave the club.
Los Blancos scouts are handling positive reports about Carmo, who came close to joining Liverpool in the winter market.
It’s claimed more teams are likely to lineup for the ‘promising’ defender and that’s when the Red Devils get a mention.
The newspaper explains Braga are ‘aware of the interest’ from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the Portugal U20 international.
Carmo has a contract until 2025, which includes a €40m release clause. AS, however, explain his price would be around €25m in the summer.
The La Liga winners will be well positioned for negotiations, if they decide to sign the player.
Braga president António Salvador shares a good relationship with Real Madrid chief Florentino Pérez, and the report adds Salvador would give the 13-time European champions ‘top priority’, if they join the auction for Carmo.
Earlier this month, Carmo suffered a serious injury in the first leg of the Taça de Portugal semi-final clash against FC Porto.
He will miss the rest of the season and it remains to be seen whether the setback will have any impact on the possibility of changing clubs in the summer.