Espanyol look to Madrid youngster

Espanyol are in talks with Real Madrid over Castilla midfielder Alex Fernandez and are offering Cristian Gomez in return.

The Catalans have reportedly been in talks for several weeks over a move for central midfielder Fernandez, offering the Spain Under-20 international a four year deal.

The 20-year-old, who has one senior appearance with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit to his name, is available to leave the club this summer, deciding against signing a new contract.

Reports are that Los Pericos are offering 24-year-old Gomez to Castilla on an initial one-year loan deal in exchange for Fernandez.

Madrid are seen as being given a purchase option of around €5m for Gomez too, with a provisional four-year contract with the midfielder in place.

Fernandez, however, is believed to have offers in place from other clubs to consider too.

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