La Liga side Atletico Madrid are considering making a move for Espanyol's Argentinian attacker Pablo Osvaldo at the end of the season, Catalan daily Sport reports.
The Mattress Makers are in the market for a new striker because of the possible departure of Diego Forlan to Italy, and consider the prolific striker to be a suitable replacement in the event the Uruguayan leaves the Vicente Calderon.
The 25-year-old joined Espanyol from Bologna in January 2010 and since developed into a key player for the Blue and Whites. The much-travelled forward previously wore the jerseys of Huracan, Atalanta, Lecce and Fiorentina.
Osvaldo's current contract with Espanyol runs until the summer of 2015 and an offer in the region of €10 million could be needed to lure him away from Catalunya.