According to reports, Real Madrid could reportedly see their hopes of re-signing Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso derailed by Arsenal boss Unai Emery.
Hermoso is in Real Madrid’s cross hairs as they look to bolster their squad during the upcoming January transfer window.
Marca indicate the La Liga giants can snap the centre-back up for a bargain £6.5m (€7.5m) due to a buy-back clause in his contract.
Espanyol could welcome the deal with owner Chen Yansheng needing cash to balance the books, which has already prompted the sale of Aaron Martin to Mainz.
However, it is reported Arsenal might muscle in and push Real Madrid out of the equation for Hermoso because of new manager Emery.