Man Utd have taken the lead over their city rivals in the chase for Kasper Schmeichel, according to Sky sports.
The Leicester ‘keeper is United’s first choice to replace David de Gea if, as expected, he heads back home to Madrid to join Real.
United’s chances of landing the 30-year old Denmark international have improved after Schmeichel left his long-term representatives, Triple S Management, to join Italian agent Luca Bascherini – an agent who enjoys excellent relations at Old Trafford.
Schmeichel signed a new five-year deal at the King Power Stadium last summer, but may struggle to turn down a lucrative offer from either Manchester clubs.
And last month A Bola newspaper in Portugal reported that if Real fail to land De Gea, then Schmeichel could well be their next target