Real Madrid will temporarily end interest in Eden Hazard to weigh up a move for Paulo Dybala, according to reports.
Los Blancos president Florentino Perez will have the final say on the move as the club search for a new Galactico.
Mundo Deportivo claim Real’s transfer negotiations over possible moves for Hazard, Edinson Cavani and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have all come to a stop while Dybala’s price is evaluated.
Antoine Griezmann remains a target and Real do not need to discuss a fee with Atletico for the striker as his contract includes an £88million buy-out clause.
Juventus ace Dybala, 23, is said to have been a Bernabeu target since before even they targeted Kylian Mbappe this summer.
The Argentina international has scored 12 goals in eight games for Juve in a blistering start to the season.
Dybala reportedly wants to start a new chapter in his career but is said to have told his brothers – and representatives – Matias and Gustavo that he is focused on Juventus and will not discuss his future until the end of the season.
Barcelona were linked with a move for the forward and Juve had reportedly made a verbal agreement to sell should a concrete offer come in.
But the Catalan club are said to have turned down the chance to sign him as he was “incompatible” with countryman Lionel Messi due to having “similar technical characteristics”.
Dybala’s Juve host Olympiakos in the Champions League tonight.
Last year’s finalists got off to a bad start against Barcelona, losing 3-0 at the Nou Camp.