EDUARDO CAMAVINGA will not sign a new contract at Rennes, according to reports.
And that is set to put Manchester United and Real Madrid on red alert over a summer transfer.
The European heavyweights are long-term admirers of the defensive midfielder.
So reports from The Athletic that he is not going to put pen to paper on an extension will be music to the ears of the brass at Bernabeu and Old Trafford.
The 18-year-old's current deal at Rennes expires at the end of the 2021-22 season.
The Ligue 1 side are struggling to secure European football next season - they currently sit seventh - and would likely try and add a release clause into any new contract.
And that is thought to be putting Camavinga off committing his future to the club and pricing himself out of a dream move.
It is unclear whether the youngster will leave Rennes this summer or on a free at the end of next season instead.
He signed with Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett at the end of last year, possibly in anticipation of a mega move.
And with plenty of links in England and Spain, there will be no shortage of interest in the Frenchman.
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He has 75 first-team club appearances under his belt already - including four impressive displays in this season's Champions League.
The Angola-born midfielder netted a stunning overhead kick on his international full senior debut for the world champions last October to become the youngest scorer for France in 106 years.
As well as Real and United, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are among the teams tracking him.
Rumours in recent months have quoted a £45million transfer fee - the kind of money Rennes would surely find impossible to turn down.
However, the Red Devils want to avoid any long-strung transfer sagas.
Their pursuit of Jadon Sancho last summer ultimately failed and they do not want a repeat if they go back in for the England winger, his Borussia Dortmund team-mate Erling Haaland or Camavinga.