The winter transfer window is already beginning to get its wheels in motion and Real Madrid are often at the heart of the speculation, with the latest player linked being Lyon‘s Nabil Fekir.
The 25-year-old playmaker was linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer, too.
Barcelona were also reported to be interested in him, though they have switched their focus to Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, despite competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
His existing contract in France is set to expire in 2020 and club president Jean-Michel Aulas has become increasingly nervous as he refuses to extend his deal, which could lead to a sale, either in January or in the summer.
The French international has played 16 games this season, scoring six goals and providing four assists, as he has shown what he has to offer.
Madrid are studying the possibility of making a move for Fekir, as they are on the hunt for an offensive midfielder who could play a similar role to Luka Modric in the future.
For now, those in charge are focused on agreeing a deal for Exequiel Palacios from River Plate, with an agreement seeming further away with every passing day.
Rodrygo will also arrive from Santos in time for next season and the club expect an imminent explosion in form from Vinicius Junior, meaning that it is not expected that a forward will be signed.
For Lyon, they will want to hang on to Fekir for their last 16 Champions League tie against Barcelona, but the captain could force the club’s hand if he wants to leave.