Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz is wanted by a number of Europe's biggest clubs, including Real Madrid, but Manchester City are also interested
It's a complicated situation. In addition to the uncertainty around the transfer market due to the coronavirus pandemic, City are also fighting a two-year ban from European competitions.
In their favour, though, Pep Guardiola is seen as the perfect coach for someone of Fabian's qualities.
Madrid's interest has already been relayed to Napoli, Fabian's agent revealed this week, and the Spain international is weighing up what to do with his future.
Los Blancos are pressing hard and will look to use City's potential Champions League ban to get their man. It's something which worries the midfielder.
Fabian, who turned 24 this week, has a contract with Napoli until 2023 and is open to leaving the Italian club this summer.
Other clubs, like Barcelona, are also interested in the former Real Betis man, who La Gazzetta dello Sport say will cost around 60 million euros -- double what Napoli paid for him.
Barça like him but aren't ready to invest so much as they prioritise other positions for now. But they will keep their eye on the situation and see how Madrid and City advance.