Real Madrid are reportedly no longer in pole position for Erling Braut Haaland, as the interest in the Borussia Dortmund forward continues to grow.
The Norway international is widely expected to leave BVB during next summer's transfer window, and a number of clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Chelsea, are believed to be preparing to compete for his services.
Real Madrid were thought to be at the head of the queue for the 21-year-old, but according to AS, the forward is 'beginning to escape' from the Spanish giants.
The report claims that Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain have also joined the race for Haaland, meaning that Carlo Ancelotti's side are facing an uphill battle to win the race for his signature.
The Norwegian has again been in tremendous form for Dortmund at the start of the 2021-22 campaign, scoring 13 times and registering four assists in nine appearances in all competitions.
Haaland, who is thought to favour a move to the Bernabeu over anywhere else, has struck 70 goals in 68 outings for BVB since arriving from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.