Real Madrid have made David Alaba their primary transfer target this summer and have already seen a £38million bid rejected, according to reports in Spain.
AS claim Real will need to up their offer to around £62m for the Bayern Munich defender, who is currently preparing for Euro 2016 with Austria, after their initial approach was rebuffed by the German champions.
The Spanish newspaper says Madrid director general Jose Angel Sanchez has held meeting with Alaba’s father, George, on several occasions in Munich but Bayern do not want to see the left back move on.
Zinedine Zidane could see the 23-year-old as a possible replacement for Marcelo, but he has also been linked with interest from Premier League clubs and a potential switch to Barcelona.
Alaba featured 44 times for Bayern in 2015-16, scoring three goals, as Pep Guardiola’s side completed a domestic double.
The versatile defender played in Austria’s 2-1 friendly victory over Malta on Tuesday, scoring a bizarre own goal with a blind pass beyond goalkeeper Ramazan Ozcan.