Real Madrid is set to beat Barcelona to the signing of Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to the report in Spanish media.
The report in AS claimed that the Napoli midfielder has been on the radar of Real Madrid since last summer.
Real Madrid is stepping up their interest to bring the former Real Betis star to Santiago Bernabeu ahead of Barcelona, the Los Blancos directors are closely monitoring the player’s contract and there is a possibility that might leave at the end of the current campaign with Bernabeu calling.
Real Madrid’s idea is to sign him this summer and the club is willing to put in a significant offer as they already know that there is no chance Napoli will give any kind of discount.
Napoli will hold out for a huge offer as they are in no rush to sell him, the Serie A club is stable economically and financially and there is no reason to rush into any negotiations with Real Madrid for one of their best player.