Tottenham have offered Harry Kane to Real Madrid ahead of the summer market.
With a year to run on his Spurs deal, Kane is weighing up his options.
The England captain is a top target for Manchester United with manager Erik ten Hag a big fan.
But Mundo Deportivo says Spurs are reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival and instead are encouraging Real to make an offer.
And Real are considering the option over doubts about veteran Karim Benzema.
A cash-plus-player swap for former Chelsea captain Eden Hazard has been mooted, though Real are still at the preliminary stage of considering Tottenham's proposal.