Real Madrid defender Theo Hernandez looks set to exit the club this summer with English club Fulham rivalling interest from Real Sociedad, say reports.
Last week, Marca reported the newly-promoted Premier League club had lodged a €2m offer for a season-long loan deal in which they would cover the player’s wages in full.
A report on Sunday in The Mail legitimises such claims and states the Whites are confident of securing the deal, despite La Real previously believing they had done enough.
The Marseille-born player was signed by Madrid from cross-city rivals Atletico last summer in a deal worth a reported €26m but struggled to break into the first-team.
Spanish reports still indicate that Hernandez’s preferred option is a move to the Basque club, something both he and his agent are understood to have communicated to the Madrid hierarchy.
Having spent the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Alaves, the 20-year-old made just 13 appearances for Los Blancos last term and did not get the opportunities he expected.
Theo had been the primary back-up for first choice left-back Marcelo at the Bernabeu last season.