Espanyol chasing Hamburg striker Van Nistelrooy

Espanyol are chasing Hamburg striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Espanyol are chasing Hamburg striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Van Nistelrooy only moved to Hamburg in January on an 18-month contract, but Sport says contact has already been made between the Dutchman's reps and Espanyol.

Espanyol are ready to push through a deal for the former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker, if he can negotiate a release from his Hamburg deal.

Van Nistelrooy's agent, Roger Linse, has a property on the Catalan coast so making it easier for Espanyol to negotiate terms.

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