Real Betis are interested in Real Madrid midfielder Takefusa Kubo.
The Japan international spent this past on-loan with Real Mallorca where he shone in his first senior season in Spain.
Real Madrid are now weighing up what to do with Kubo for next season, though Betis are already in touch about a loan arrangement, say Onda Cero.
For the moment, Madrid management have asked Betis to wait as they assess their options.
Villarreal, Real Sociedad and Granada are also keen and Madrid would prefer placing Kubo at a European-qualified club for next term.