Real Madrid line up shock move for Fulham star

Fulham's Moussa DembeleReal Madrid are reportedly weighing up a surprise move for Fulham midfielder Moussa Dembele, The Sun state.

The Spanish champions are eager to add a creative playmaker to their ranks this summer, and have been embroiled in negotiations with Tottenham all transfer window over a potential deal for Luka Modric.

However, with Andre Villas-Boas playing hardball and refusing to drop the club’s asking price for the Croatian star, Jose Mourinho’s men may well turn their attention to Dembele.

The Belgium international has grown in stature at Craven Cottage in recent seasons and is being linked as a possible target for Premier League heavyweights Manchester United and Chelsea.

However, the Santiago Bernabeu side are weighing up a £10 million move for Dembele, who looks set for a move to a bigger club.

By Gareth McKnight