Espanyol are thought to be planning a move for Sunderland star Julio Arca.
Reports emanating from Spain suggest Espanyol have made Arca one of their top summer transfer targets.
New Espanyol coach Ernesto Valverde has already been busy in the transfer market as he looks to reshape the squad and he is keen to bring in more new faces.
A new left-sided full back is one of his main priorities and Arca fits the bill for the Spanish side.
Espanyol are believed to be ready to make an approach to sign Arca on a season-long loan with the option of a permanent move.
Arca is considering his future at Sunderland following their relegation from The Premiership.
The Argentinian was one of the club's shining lights last season in a disappointing campaign and his performances have not gone unnoticed.
A number of Premiership clubs are thought to be monitoring Arca's situation at the Stadium of Light, but Espanyol are hoping to steal a march on their rivals by luring him to Spain.
However, any move for Arca could depend on the possible takeover of the club.
Former Sunderland star Niall Quinn is fronting a consortium to gain control of the club and ideally they would like to keep Arca as they look to mount a promotion bid back to The Premiership.