Real Madrid are preparing a big-money move for Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to reports.
Ruiz is one of the most highly-regarded midfielders across Europe and he is expected to leave Napoli for one of Spain’s big two teams next summer.
The Spaniard has been a long-term target for Zinedine Zidane as he eyes long-term replacements for the likes of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
And now, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Real are willing to make Napoli an offer in the region of €70million (£60m) to €80m (£69.5m) to get their man.
Ruiz has made 72 appearances so far for Napoli, scoring 10 goals and contributing five assists.
He has a contract with the Italian giants until 2023 and Napoli are trying desperately hard to get him to sign an extension but Ruiz is said to be frustrated at the inclusion of a €180m (£156m) release clause.
Ruiz has won six caps for the Spanish national team after making his debut in June 2019