Real Madrid rival Bayern for Confederations Cup hero

Real Madrid have joined Bayern Munich in the race for Leon Goretzka, according to the latest report from La Sexta.

The Merengues have, according to the Spanish outlet, contacted the 22-year-old’s agent.

One of the stars of Germany’s recent Confederations Cup victory with two goals, the Schalke player has a deal that runs out next year.

We revealed two months ago that Juventus were very interested, but tried their usual system of getting him on the cheap, and were willing to wait until January 2018 to nab the midfielder, when he could move on a Bosman.

Our sources told us that Bayern Munich were closer to the talented international, having already made a bid in the Spring.

Reports from Germany indicated that a move to the Allianz was a sure thing, but we’ve heard nothing since then.

Goretzka scored five goals and made three assists in 30 Bundesliga games last season, confirming his status as one of Germany’s most talented up-and-coming stars.