Real Sociedad have moved for Roma defender Hector Moreno in order to replace Inigo Martinez, claim reports.
Martinez joined La Real’s fierce Basque regional rivals Athletic Club Bilbao this week after his €32m release clause at the Anoeta was triggered.
A report in Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy claims the Mexican international Moreno has been identified as the replacement, although it acknowledges any move ‘is not certain’.
The 30-year-old only joined the Giallorossi from PSV last summer in a €6m deal, but he has gone on to play just six times for the club.
Nonetheless, a switch to Spain would constitute a return, the 30-year-old having played 136 games for Espanyol between 2011 and 2015.