Real Madrid could offer Toni Kroos to Manchester United 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) midfielder, with Kroos set to be used as a makeweight.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).