Manchester United have been handed a boost in the race for Fabio Coentrao, with reports from The Express claiming that Real Madrid’s pursuit of Arsenal target Jose Luis Gaya may open the door for a £25m move.
The Red Devils have been linked with the Portuguese left-back for some time, with a swoop for his signature almost going through under David Moyes at the start of last season.
He is thought to have remained on their radar since, and with Real now after Gaya their chances may be boosted.
Should Gaya arrive, Coentrao would almost certainly be available due to an increase in competition for a starting berth.
The left-sided defender is valued at around £25m, and can also play in a more advanced role on the wing.