Schalke interested in Real Madrid's Sergio Canales - report

The talented youngster has caught the eye of the DFB-Pokal holders and could follow in the footsteps of Real Madrid legend Raul, who departed for Germany last summer
German cup holders Schalke are interested in the services of talented Real Madrid attacking midfielder Sergio Canales, according to reports from Spain.

Canales arrived at Madrid from Racing Santander for a fee of €5 million, but has so far failed to secure a regular spot under Jose Mourinho, starting just three times for La Liga's runners-up.

comments that the 20-year-old, who is well behind Mesut Ozil, Kaka and Esteban Granero in the pecking order at the Bernabeu, is looking to leave in search of more first team minutes, and stated: "I want to play. It was a very unsatisfactory season."

It is rumoured that English Premier League giants Arsenal are also interested in the youngster, who is likely to move on loan or at least with a buy-back clause in favour of the capital giants.

Should a switch to the Bundesliga materialise, the attacking midfielder would become the third player to leave Real Madrid for Schalke in just a year. Christoph Metzelder and Raul moved to the Gelsenkirchen outfit last summer, and recently won the DFB-Pokal with the Royal Blues.

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