Liverpool, Arsenal and a host of Turkish clubs could be set to battle for the signature of winger Hamit Altintop after reports in Spain claimed Real Madrid are ready to off-load him in a knockdown fee in January.
Real boss Jose Mourinho signed the 28-year-old on a free transfer after his Bayern Munich contract expired and it was thought at the time to be a smart, low-risk move.
However, Altintop has found opportunities limited this season due to the plethora of top-quality midfielders in competition and according to Insidefutbol.com, will be offered the chance to leave in January.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in the Turkey international with Arsene Wenger tempted by the low cost measured against his high level of experience.
Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is eager to boost his wide options and is thought to be considering an approach.
Both Premier League clubs will face competition from clubs in Altintop's homeland and the chance to return to Turkey may sway the former Schalke star.