Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly instructed the Real Madrid board to make a move for Manchester United outcast Diogo Dalot this summer.
The right-back spent last season on loan at AC Milan, impressing in Italy with his performances, earning a senior call-up to the Portugal side for Euro 2020.
The Serie A giants were keen to explore a permanent deal for Dalot, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears keen to afford the 22-year-old the opportunity to compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the right-back spot.
A deal to bring Kieran Trippier in from Atletico Madrid hangs in the balance, meaning Dalot may well have a future at Old Trafford.
If the England international does return to the Premier League, Dalot is likely to be used as a makeweight for the deal and AS claim Ancelotti is a keen admirer.
The Italian was keen to sign the former Porto defender when he was in charge of Everton, but his interest remains after returning to Los Blancos unexpectedly this summer.
Dalot has made just 34 appearances for the Red Devils since moving to the club in 2018 following his £18million move.
United remain keen on signing Raphael Varane and they have already agreed terms with the France international, yet they are still to open formal discussions with Madrid for the centre-half.
Dalot could therefore be used to lower the asking price for Varane, if Real pursue a loan or a permanent deal.