The La Liga giants had an agreement in place with Manchester United, but looked elsewhere as the England captain ultimately opted for Real Madrid
The Monaco defensive midfielder is attracted by the chance to play at full-back at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho's side step up their interest
Monaco midfielder Fabinho has admitted he would be tempted by a move to Manchester United.
FIFA Confederations Cup Group B, Kazan Arena - Germany 1(Stindl 41) Chile 1 (Sanchez 6)
Former coach Ray Wilkins has criticised Chelsea for planning to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko instead of giving a chance to Nathaniel Chalobah.
Ousmane Dembele wants out of Borussia Dortmund after the sacking of Thomas Tuchel - and the France striker could be heading for Chelsea or Manchester United.
Summer upon us and Premier League footballers across the country are enjoying a well-earned break after an arduous season.
The four-time Ballon d'Or winner has been at the centre of a transfer storm but demonstrated his composure and class in the Confederations Cup
Manchester United are said to be preparing a major bid for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata as Cristiano Ronaldo's interest in moving cools off.
Former Liverpool player John Aldridge has urged Virgil van Dijk to go on strike to force through a move to Liverpool.