Real Madrid prepared to offer Manchester United Toni Kroos in exchange for Paul Pogba
Los Blancos were heavily linked with the France international throughout the summer, but they were ultimately unable to pull off a deal.
However, the La Liga giants remain interested in the World Cup winner, who is also keen to move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
And Madrid would be willing to let the German depart if it helped them secure the services of Pogba.
Zinedine Zidane's side are weighing up a January bid for the former Juventus midfielder, with Kroos set to be used as a makeweight.