Man Utd set to battle Real Madrid for Wolfsburg defender

Manchester United have reportedly joined Real Madrid in the battle for the signature of Wolfsburg defender Ricardo Rodriguez.

Sport Bild claim the 23-year-old is on the shopping list for both clubs.

Rodriguez has become a key player for Wolfsburg since joining the club from FC Zurich in January 2012.

Rodriguez has a £23million release clause in his contract with Wolfsburg.

The defender’s current contract with Wolfsburg is set to expire in 2019.

He told Sport Bild: “Wolfsburg is a super club, and I’m still young.

“But I have a goal, as a football player, and that is to win titles regularly and be playing as a top, top club.”