sport news Real Madrid and Manchester United worth almost £5bn on Forbes rich list trends now
The business website values Real at $6.07bn [£4.9bn] with the reigning European champions hanging on to their top spot having increased their value by 19 per cent.
Forbes' valuation of United rocketed by 30 per cent to $6bn [£4.8bn] from last year amid a scramble to take over the Old Trafford club, which was put up for sale by the Glazer family last November.
Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos Group have both submitted bids to buy United.
Real and United are the only two clubs to have ranked in the top five each year since Forbes began compiling the list in 2004.
Reigning European champions Real Madrid retained top spot in the latest Forbes club rich list
Manchester United are valued at $6billion [£4.8bn] amid a battle to take control of the club
Sir Jim Ratcliffe (left) and Sheikh Jassim from Qatar (right) are vying to take control of