Sociedad target Casemiro loan
Real Sociedad have held talks with Real Madrid to sign Brazilian youngster Casemiro on loan, according to Radio Nacional de Espana, as reported by Football Espana.
La Real are short on central midfielders after losing Esteban Granero - on loan from Queens Park Rangers - to injury.
The 26 year-old, who was brought in as a replacement for Asier Illarramendi after his departure to Real Madrid, ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in a 2-0 Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Radio Nacional de Espana insists Los Merengues president Florentino Pérez has met with Sociedad’s Jokin Apperibay to discuss a temporary deal for Casemiro.
The 21 year-old has made just three appearances under new coach Carlo Ancelotti this season.
Sociedad’s first choice was Barcelona’s Jonathan dos Santos, who they targeted in the summer.
Talks for the Mexican have, however, proven problematic, with Apperibay now hopeful he can find an agreement to net Casemiro instead.