Man City star Nicolas Otamendi would be interested in a move to Real Madrid
Otamendi has struggled to adapt to the Premier League since joining Manchester City for £31.5 million in 2015.
But the 29-year-old's stock is still high in Spain after an impressive season in 2014-15 with Valencia.
And his representative Martin Sendoa has revealed Otamendi would be interested in a move to Madrid as a replacement for Pepe, who is out of contract in the summer.
Pepe is out of contract with Real Madrid at the end of the season
He told Spanish radio station Radio Continental: "Pepe is leaving Real Madrid and Otamendi fits the profile they are looking for.
"Jorge Mendes [Cristiano Ronaldo's agent] is also managing Otamendi in Europe.
"Barcelona have also followed him since he was at Valencia.
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"Nico is happy at Manchester City. But who wouldn't like to play at Real Madrid?
"It's the biggest club in the world."
Otamendi has made 28 appearances this term but is uncertain of his long-term future under Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola spent £50m on John Stones last summer and is expected to make significant signings again at the end of the season with defence a priority.