Aston Villa striker Nicklas Helenius is already attracting big club interest.

The young Dane signed for Villa earlier this summer from Aalborg and impressed in preseason.

TMW says Helenius is being watched by Real Madrid scouts, with intermediaries believing he could become available after Christian Benteke chose to pen a new Villa deal.

Helenius, 22, had been considered as a replacement for Benteke when he was wavering over his commitment to Villa.

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