Atletico Madrid are tracking the progress of Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, according to reports from Spain.
The Bulgarian forward ended the 2010-11 campaign as the joint-top goalscorer in the Barclays Premier League, but has so far struggled for regular first-team football this term.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is blessed with an array of attacking options, with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck all having started the season promisingly.
Michael Owen also delivered a timely reminder in his first appearance of the season, where he netted twice as Manchester United defeated Leeds 3-0 in the Carling Cup on Tuesday evening.
Berbatov also played at Elland Road, and even played the final stages of the game as a makeshift central defender, after United were reduced to ten-men after debutant Zeki Fryers picked up a knock after Ferguson had made his final substitution.
His lack of game-time at Old Trafford is believed to not sit well with the 30-year-old, who is entering the latter stages of his career, and could be open to a January move to the Vicente Calderon Stadium in a bid for more regular action.