Racing midfielder Claudio Ariel Yacob is in the sights of Espanyol.

Espanyol's Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino is keen to exploit the South American transfer market to strengthen his squad in January.

Among several names under consideration is 23 year-old Racing winger Yacob.

A number of Serie A clubs have also sounded out Racing about Yacob, but Italian sources say Espanyol are in the boxseat for his signature next month.