REAL MADRID have reportedly joined the hunt for Manchester United target Eder Militao.
Porto’s Brazilian international defender has caught the eye of Europe’s big guns since his arrival from Sao Paulo last summer.
And now Marca claim the Galacticos are plotting a swoop for the 20-year-old star.
Militao’s displays have led to him being compared to former Madrid ace Pepe.
The La Liga giants are now running the rule over the youngster as they weigh-up whether to make a move at the end of the season.
Today’s reports state Madrid representatives have watched the centre-back live on several occasions over recent weeks.
And the feedback from their talent spotters has been glowing with praise with the South American, who can also play in midfield.
Naturally, Porto do not want to lose one of their main assets but would be unable to turn down a big money offer.
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And they hope to open negotiations over any potential departure at around £45million.
Militao has shone in both the Champions League and Portuguese top-flight and has a long-list of admirers.
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Jose Mourinho was believed to be a big fan of the versatile ace.
His performances have also not gone unnoticed on the international stage.
Brazil boss Tite handed him his senior debut for the Samba Boys against El Salvador in September.