Real Madrid are understood to be keen to sign Real Betis winger Joaquin with reports that president Florentino Perez has discussed a move with the player.

Spanish daily Marca claims that the two spoke during an exhibition in Barcelona.

“It’s clear that I would like to play for Real Madrid,” the Spanish international was alleged to have said.

Joaquin has also been linked with Premiership duo Chelsea and Manchester United, but the lure of Madrid could be enough to convince Joaquin to eschew the riches available in England.