The agents of Gremio attacking midfielder Douglas Costa has confirmed the interest of Real Madrid.

Real director Miguel Angel Portugal is in Brazil today to see the 18 year-old in action and the player's agent, Jose Lorenzo Jimenez, said: "It is true that he is in Brazil.

"He is not the only player He is here to see, but he is the first on the list of Real Madrid.

"All I know is that they do not want to lose the player in January."