Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze could be on his way to Real Madrid when the transfer window opens this summer.
According to respected Spanish news outlet, AS, Real Madrid have contacted Villareal over possible transfer.
Real Madrid want to rebuild their squad for next season, after the exit of Karim Benzema, Marcus Asensio, Mariano Diaz and Eden Hazard at the end of season.
The 24-year-old Nigerian has contract with Villarreal until 2024 and Real Madrid could offer around 40 million euros (about N20 billion naira) to the Yellow Submarines.
Real Madrid are also said to be interested in Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and Kai Havertz of Chelsea.
The three players are the priorities for coach Carlo Ancelotti.