Real Madrid could compete with Arsenal for the signing of highly-rated Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier, understands.
The 21-year-old has been one of Ligue 1’s top performers this season, weighing in with a highly impressive four goals and six assists from defence, playing at both centre-back and right-back throughout the campaign.
His fine form has seen him linked with both Arsenal and Manchester City in recent times, though it has now emerged that Real Madrid are also looking at him as one of their options in that position. With manager Carlo Ancelotti seemingly not content with the performances of Alvaro Arbeloa or Daniel Carvajal this season, the Spanish giants have recently been reported as looking into signing Porto’s Danilo da Silva, though Aurier is also on their list of targets. With changes expected in Real’s defence, Carvajal himself has attracted interest ahead of the summer transfer window, with Arsenal possibly keen on bringing him in as an alternative to Aurier, as they eye a replacement for contract rebel Bacary Sagna. A European football insider confirmed that Real had been keeping tabs on Aurier’s performances, and that they are reasonably confident of beating other top clubs to his signature this summer, though much could still depend on what happens with Carvajal.