Real Madrid are among the teams ready to move for Liverpool transfer target Fabian Ruiz, the Napoli midfielder’s agent has confirmed.
The 24-year-old Spanish midfielder has impressed since leaving Real Betis for Serie A two years ago and has been widely tipped to leave the Italian side in the summer.
The Reds are thought to be in the hunt to sign him, along with Real Madrid and their arch-rivals Barcelona, while Manchester United and Bayern Munich have been impressed by his displays.
And Ruiz’s entourage Alvaro Torres confirmed he had informed Napoli of interest from Los Blancos in signing his client, who has netted two goals and provided two assists in Serie A this term, as he hinted at a summer move.
‘It’s obvious that there are many important clubs that have asked about him, he has spent three years at a high level,’ Torres told Canal Sur Radio.
‘Yes, it’s true that Real has shown interest, we told Napoli. But right now, he must focus on his team. This summer, we will see. He is a midfielder who will mark an era.’
Meantime, Real Madrid won’t be given a free run at Rennes ace and Liverpool target Eduardo Camavinga, the reports say.
The Spanish club have allegedly identified the 17-year-old midfielder as a leading target ahead of this summer’s transfer market and are said to be prepared to offer €50 million (£44.8m) for his services.
A recent report stated that Camavinga preferred Madrid over the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund.
However, according to Le 10 Sport, the talent has not decided to join Zinedine Zidane’s side in the summer and will weigh up all of his options at the end of the 2019-20 term.