Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro this summer.
The Brazilian has frequently impressed for Real and is one of PSG’s leading targets in the upcoming transfer window, according to AS.
PSG, who have much money to spend, are eager to strengthen their squad as they look to go further in the Champions League.
They were eliminated at the last-16 stage of this season’s competition against Real, with Casemiro scoring in the second leg.
With Thiago Motta set to leave and Marco Verratti and Giovani Lo Celso not seen as defensive midfielders, a move for Casemiro would make sense.
At the age of 26, Casemiro still has several years ahead of him at the highest level, although his current contract at Real still has three seasons remaining after this campaign, meaning it could be costly to prise him away from the Spanish club.
Casemiro has a release clause of €200million (£172.6m), although it remains to be seen whether Real will consider selling him this summer.
During his five seasons at Real, Casemiro has developed extremely well and is now widely seen as one of the standout defensive midfielders in world football.
PSG were crowned Ligue 1 champions last weekend following an emphatic 7-1 victory over Monaco, but success in Europe is their ultimate aim.