Transfer!! Real Madrid Had set to beat Manchester united on buy for Porto defender Elder Militao.
Real Madrid are poised to beat Manchester United to the signing of defender Eder Militao from Porto.
The 21-year-old had been lined up by United for a £45m summer deal but the Brazilian is opting for Madrid.
Militao can play as a centre-back, right-back or holding midfielder and has impressed at Porto with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and
Everton also monitoring his progress.Porto, who bought him for £3million from Sao Paulo last summer, will not sell him in the is window but will point to his £45million release clause in the summer. Indeed, the clause figure goes up to £70m after July 15.
United want to strengthen their defensive options with question marks remaining over their centre-backs and Antonio Valencia likely to leave.
Madrid have targeted Militao as part of a summer overhaul when they also plan bids for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham.