Real Madrid are planning to enter the race to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, according to El Nacional.
The Frenchman was touted to join Chelsea over the summer, but a deal did not materialise due to differences in valuations.
They were prepared to pay around €50m for the defender, but Sevilla were adamant that they wouldn’t sell for less than €65m.
The Blues could try again for his services in either January or next summer, but they could face strong competition from Los Blancos.
They are keen to land a marquee central defender to accompany the Austrian, and have earmarked Kounde as a potential transfer target.
Aside from Kounde, the club also have their sights on Villarreal’s Pau Torres, who has also been linked with a Premier League move.
Torres was the subject of interest from Tottenham Hotspur, but he rejected their advances due to lack of Champions League football.