Real Madrid will go for either Southampton’s Luke Shaw or Guilherme Siqueira this summer to replace Fabio Coentrao.
Marca reports that it has been suggested Madrid have already made progress on a deal to sign Siqueira, who almost moved to Santiago Bernabeu last summer.
Siqueira would have been the replacement for Coentrao had the Portuguese’s transfer to Manchester United been completed.
But the deal broke down and instead Siqueira left Granada for a season-long loan spell with Benfica.
Madrid could resurrect the move at the end of this season with the feeling that Siqueira would be an ideal back-up for Marcelo as he is not a big enough name to demand a guaranteed starting place.
Shaw is considered the less likely option because of his young age and high price tag, with €36m mooted for the 18-year-old England international.
Chelsea and United are monitoring Shaw’s situation at Southampton with a view to a move and Madrid are unlikely to make it a three-horse race.
Shaw would be the second Southampton youth graduate in the Madrid squad after Gareth Bale, who started his career as a left-back. The pair also share an agent.