Real Madrid could turn their attention away from Tottenham star Gareth Bale and towards Santos sensation Neymar after Barcelona were priced out of a move, according to reports in Spain.
The Metro quotes Spanish reports that claim Real Madrid officials will meet to decide whether to offer the full £59m release clause in the Brazilian contract.
La Liga rivals Barcelona were thought to be leading the chase for Neymar, but the report suggests they're unwilling to pay more than £25m for the superstar striker.
The 21-year-old could be the extra piece Real Madrid feel they need to push on in the Champions League.
They crashed out to Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals this year, and the Bernabeu side have been linked with a number of forwards suggesting they are ready to replace Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain or both.
Neymar is now seen as a cheaper alternative to Bale, who's stunning season for Spurs in the Premier League has led his chairman to value the Welshman around £70m.
Bale could put pent to paper on a new Tottenham contract as early as this summer, bumping up his salary to £130,000-a-week, according to the report.
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