Real Madrid have expressed interest in Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez.

Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay and Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez were spotted in deep conversation during a function last week.

Aperribay later denied reports he had asked to take Casemiro on an emergency loan.

However, says transfer talks were on the agenda with Perez expressing interest in centre-half Martinez.

Madrid management see the 22 year-old as a potential long-term successor for Pepe.

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