According to reports, Real Madrid are keen to sign William Saliba after assessing him as ‘the next Raphael Varane’.
Saliba, who signed for the Arsenal this past summer is yet to play for the Gunners as he continues his development on-loan at former club Saint-Etienne.
The highly-rated French youngster was snapped up by the Gunners in a £27million deal in July.
But Real boss Zinedine Zidane has told his superiors to do what they can to bring him to the Bernabeu.
Zidane is determined to strengthen his defence and eyeing a long-term signing to become the next Raphael Varane.
Injury problems have halted his progress so far. However, the 18 year-old has recently registered a string of impressive performances for the Ligue 1 side.
Despite the £8m addition of David Luiz from Chelsea, Arsenal have been leaky at the back so far this season.
Saliba has been tipped as the man to bring solidarity the fragile backline.