Real Betis‘ pursuit of a striker ahead of the new LaLiga Santander season has led them to Real Madrid‘s Mariano Diaz.
Although Espanyol‘s Borja Iglesias leads their shortlist, Betis are keeping tabs on various forwards should they be unable to land the Spaniard.
MARCA understands that Betis have made an enquiry to Los Blancos about the 26-year-old’s availability, although his five-million-euro annual salary could prove to be a stumbling block.
As a result, a loan signing of the Dominican forward would be the most likely arrangement.
Mariano was left out of Real Madrid‘s recent friendly against Roma with his future all but certainly lying away from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.