Sky Sports are reporting that Madrid will attempt to bring the English global Raheem Sterling from the Etihad to the Santiago Bernabeu as new manager Julen Lopetegui tries the reclaim the crown from perennial rivals Barcelona.
Inter Milan is back in the group stage for the first time in seven years; four-time champion Ajax returns after a four-year gap; and AEK Athens is the lowest-ranked club in the draw after 12 years away.
However, the source goes onto speculate that a bid is not expected to be made before the transfer window closes on August 31st.
Their reward was a second round clash with Juventus, who knocked them out in a closely contested second round tie.
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Spanish press had claimed earlier this month that Real might look to agree terms with City ahead of a move by Sterling to the Spanish capital next summer.
And according to the report by Sky Sports, Real Madrid are monitoring the progress of the former Liverpool star at Manchester City with the aim of luring him to the Bernabeu.
The Dominican Republic global made 45 appearances for Lyon previous year, scoring 21 goals.
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Girona are likely to accept less than Portu's €20m (£18m/$23m) release clause and have also been linked with a move for Sporting's Seydou Doumbia should the 26-year-old leave for the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.