Spanish giants Real Madrid are weighing up summer bid for Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez, Marca has suggested.
Los Blancos plan to rejuvenate their back line in the summer transfer window, which is hardly surprising considering that Pepe is already past his prime and Sergio Ramos has been struggling for form of late.
Real Madrid appear to have made PSG starlet Marquinhos their number one target, but the problem is that Barcelona are also hot on his trail.
It is for that reason that los Blancos have recently turned their attention towards Atletico Madrid stopper Jose Maria Gimenez, who has quickly developed into one of La Liga’s leading centre-backs.
Prizing the Uruguayan away from their bitter rivals will be no easy task, but the good news is that los Colchoneros will have no say in the deal if Real match the player’s €65 million release clause next summer.