Marca says Real sports chief Pedja Mijatovic recently met with Caceres' agent, Daniel Fonseca, where an agreement was struck over the youngster's intention to move to Madrid in the summer.

Caceres spent this season on-loan at Recreativo Huelva and is rated highly by coach Bernd Schuster. The stumbling block could be Villarreal's Champions League qualification, with the Yellow Submarines needing a deeper squad to handle next season's commitments.