Real Madrid have failed with an €8m offer for Swedish wonderkid Alexander Isak, reports Expressen.
The 17-year-old, who has been likened to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is arguably Europe’s most-coveted young striker, with Bayern, West Ham and Chelsea also among his admirers.
European champions Real are very keen on the teenager and tabled an €8m offer, although it was turned down by the forward’s current club AIK. Madrid had hoped to finalise a deal before Christmas.
Isak is under contract until 2018.
AIK sporting director Bjorn Wesstrom has said: ”There are a lot of rumours and speculation about Alexander right now.
”As usual, we do not comment on anything surrounding it.
The European Champions are likely to come back in with an increased offer but Chelsea are confident they can beat the Spanish giants to Isak.