Udinese have confirmed they are in negotiations with Spanish giants Real Madrid for the transfer of Gaetano D'Agostino.
The 27-year-old midfielder is a target of the big-spending Primera Division side and the deal could be completed next week.
"I confirm that they (Real) are interested," said Udinese President Giampaolo Pozzo. "My son was set to meet them yesterday but he was unable to so we postponed everything until next week.
"The buy-out clause of the player remains the same, 25million euros, but there's always room to reason.
"There are players they have that could interest us. It's an open negotiation."
The Italian international has been a target of Juventus this summer but Udinese's asking price was not met by the Turin giants.
D'Agostino, who is under contract with the Friuli outfit until June 2014, would love to play at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
"It's the dream of any player to play at Real Madrid," said D'Agostino. "They have a spectacular team. That is why I'm nervous and excited.
"I thank Real for their interest, I am happy, but there's nothing official just yet."
Real Madrid, who have already spent nearly 200million euros so far this summer on the likes of Ricardo Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, have also been linked with Xabi Alonso of Liverpool, Frank Ribery of Bayern Munich, Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal and Daniele De Rossi of Roma.