Real Madrid have reportedly prioritised signing Chelsea target Endrick over Manchester City striker Erling Haaland.

According to Marca, Madrid would rather see Endrick flourish in their first-team than the Premier League’s current top scorer.

Los Blancos held great interest in Haaland before he joined Pep Guardiola’s side in the summer.

The Champions League holders, City and Chelsea were seemingly at one stage in a three-way race to land the Norwegian whilst he was still at Borussia Dortmund.

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Manchester proved to be the player’s favoured destination, as he eventually moved to the Etihad for £51m.

Not to seem sour about losing out on Haaland, Madrid have apparently moved on to another young talent in the form of Palmeiras forward Endrick.

Endrick over Erling Haaland

Like City’s new number nine, Endrick is wanted by Europe’s big spenders, as he is very much viewed as one for the future.

Chelsea are said to be firmly in the hunt for the 16-year-old, having already invited him and his family on a trip round Cobham.

The visit also included a meeting with Thiago Silva, a legend in Endrick’s home country of Brazil.

Paris Saint-Germain reportedly had a £40m bid rejected by Palmeiras last month, with his release clause standing at £53m instead.

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Madrid are the other huge continental name attempting to persuade the teenager to join their ranks.

They might use their pledge not to move for Haaland again as the pulling technique for Endrick’s signature.

By the time Endrick can play in Europe, he will be 18 and Haaland 24, a prime age for a player in his position.

Only one can realistically lead the line at the Bernabeu; right now, there is only one winner for that title.

But with Haaland potentially out of the picture, Endrick’s development pathway may be clearer in the Spanish capital.

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