Real Madrid have joined Barcelona in the race for Sevilla midfielder Christian Poulsen.

Antenna 3 says Real coach Bernd Schuster fancies landing the Denmark international in the summer, despite rival interest from Barca.

"If Poulsen says that he has not negotiated with anyone, I trust him," said Sevilla coach Manolo Jimenez. "Moreover, when you see him in training you know he is totally focused."