Report: Real Madrid target Atletico Madrid defender

Real Madrid have reportedly set their sights on signing Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez in the summer transfer window.

According to reports from Spanish newspaper AS, Los Blancos are considering the Uruguayan youngster as manager Zinedine Zidane looks set to strengthen his squad ahead of next season.

The report adds – Gimenez, 21, is being discussed at Real and a formal approach is being prepared towards his agent.

The La Liga giants know it will be stiff competition to get the youngster from their city rivals – and won’t consider meeting his €65 million buyout clause.

Gimenez has racked up 38 appearances for Los Colchoneros last season.