Real Madrid have shown an interest in signing Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi has revealed on Radio CRC.
The Algeria international is one of he most sought-after full-backs in Europe, as Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Arsenal are also interested in signing him.
Los Blancos know it is highly likely that Fabio Coentrao will leave the club before the end of the summer and they are seeking for a replacement.
Wolfsburg’s Ricardo Rodriguez is the first option, but Ghoulam is also a candidate who has impressed Rafa Benitez, who was his manager at Napoli last season.
Benitez has given the club good reports about the 24-year-old. However, they are considering at least four players for that position, as Mattia de Sciglio and Baba Rahman are also in the list.
Yet, should Coentrao leave, Madrid might not sign anyone at all, as Benitez is very pleased with Denis Cheryshev performances in the pre-season and he could choose to keep him in the squad and use him as a left-back despite the fact he is actually a winger.
Real directors met with Cheryshev earlier this week and told him they want him to stay this season despite both the club and the player had previously agreed he would leave on loan.