Real Madrid will rival Arsenal for the signature of Nabil Fekir, according to reports from Spain.
The France international has attracted the attention of some of European football’s biggest clubs including Barcelona and Juventus.
Fekir has long been an important player for French giants Lyon.
The 24-year-old has been one of Ligue 1 side’s standout performers this season with 11 goals and four assists in 11 appearances, two more than he managed during the entirety of last season.
According to SFR Sport, Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane has been watching Fekir for some time and is keen to bring his compatriot to the Spanish capital.
Earlier this week Fekir admitted his desire to eventually play in either the Premier League or La Liga.
He told Le Parisien: “When you are from Lyon, the only French club that you are interested in is Lyon.
“There is nothing that tempts you more than that… Spain and England. Those are the two most attractive leagues, where they love football.
“From a technical point of view, it is neat. It is the best! In Spain, even the smaller teams are not scared of playing. I love the game, the beautiful game.
“The teams that are uniquely looking to be involved in and win duels do not interest me. That is not football. Aside from that, everyone has their preferred style.”