- Reinier Jesus has been targeted by Real Madrid for a possible £60.5million switch
- The 17-year-old is reported to be monitored new Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane
- It is understood Liverpool are also interested in signing the Brazilian from Flamengo
Reinier Jesus has become a summer target for Spanish giants, Real Madrid for a fee reported to be around £60.5million.
New manager Zinedine Zidane has been keeping tabs on the Brazilian starlet and it is understood Liverpool have also been linked to the 17-year-old.
Los Blancos will be looking to overhaul the squad next summer and the Frenchman is said to make Jesus his priority as part of plans to invest in youth at the Bernabeu.
According to The Sun, the European champions are preparing to trigger the youngster's £60.5million buy-out clause to bring him to the Spanish capital.
The fee will smash the £39.6million club record Real paid Flamengo for Vinicius Junior last summer.
But the fee is short of the £162m transfer of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.
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And if Madrid follow through with their reported interest, they would be unable to register Jesus until the next January transfer window.
Los Blancos would be able to nail down a pre-contract agreement, but Reinier would only be able to officially sign when he turns 18 on January 19.
The prodigy who has a contract with Flamengo until 2021, has scored one goal in three matches for Brazil Under 17s.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Vinicius Junior has come out to reveal he was close to signing for Barcelona rather than his present club, Real Madrid.
The Brazilian youngster has proven to be one of the few positives in the Madrid side this season, who got knocked out of the Champions League and are currently struggling in La Liga.
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