Arsenal and Bayern Munich are ready to rival Real Madrid to sign Espanyol central defender Mario Hermoso, cites a report in Diario Sport.
The 23-year-old only joined the Catalan club last summer from Madrid in a €400k deal while he has a contract until 2020 with a €40m release clause in place.
However, previously Diario AS clarified several aspects that would mean the European champions could bring back the Spaniard for a fee as low as €7.5m.
Madrid possess a €15m buyback clause while they also are said to still own 50% of his rights, meaning they can sign him for half that price.
Hermoso has become a regular for Espanyol and also possesses a goal threat – netting twice this season – while he previously starred for Madrid’s Castilla team.