A move by Real Madrid may have left them on the outer in the battle for Sao Paulo defender Breno.

The 18 year-old Brazilian has Real, Bayern Munich and AC Milan chasing his signature and it's emerged that the Spanish club actually demanded he undergo an X-Ray examination to prove his age.

"If Real really want me," said Breno, "I shouldn't have to undergo any examinations. They can just try for another defender.

"As far as I'm concerned, there's no problem. I am sure of my age."