Real Madrid continue to be interested in French U19 international Aurelien Tchouameni, despite his January switch to AS Monaco.
Los Blancos were linked with the 20-year old prior to his move to the Stade Louis II from Bordeaux, however no bid emerged from Zinedine Zidane’s side.
But despite opting against a move less than six months ago, reports in Diario Sport claim Zidane is monitoring him as a back up option to Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga.
Tchouameni is not as highly rated as Camavinga, but he represents a more experienced and cheaper potential alternative for Zidane.
Rennes boss Julien Stephan has confirmed his confidence of keeping Camvinga for the 2020-21 season, with the Champions League qualifiers demanding €60m for the 17-year old.
In contrast, Tchouameni cost AS Monaco €18m in January, and with the impending financial hit of no European football next season, they could opt for a quick resale at around €15m.