The door has been left wide open for Chelsea to make their move for one of the hottest young prospects in Europe, The Sun reports.
Alexander Isak is the youngster many scouts believe is the next Ibrahimovic. The 17-year-old plays for Swedish club AIK and has been in fine form in the Allsvenkan scoring 10 goals in 24 matches, prompting scouts from all over Europe to be on his trail.
According to The Sun, Real Madrid have had bid of £7 million turned down for Alexander Isak dubbed the new ‘Zlatan’ paving the way for Chelsea to make their move.
Chelsea will still face opposition for Isak with the likes of Bayern Munich and West Ham after the striker.
AIK sporting director Bjorn Wesstrom has said: “There are a lot of rumours and speculation about Alexander right now.
“As usual, we do not comment on anything surrounding it.”