Liverpool full-back Alvaro Arbeloa has intimated that he would be open to a potential return to Spain with Real Madrid.
Arbeloa, 26, is reported to be interesting a rebuilding Real and the Reds already appear to have sounded out a replacement amid claims of a £15million deal for Portsmouth and England defender Glen Johnson.
The Spain international joined Liverpool from Deportivo La Coruna in January 2007 but has refused to rule out a return to the club where he progressed through the youth ranks.
"I am happy at Liverpool, but I have something to prove in Spain as I did not show my best form in La Liga. One day, I'm sure I will return," he said.
"It is always nice to be linked to big teams - even to this Madrid side in a time of transition. They are working hard to build a great team.
"I have one more year remaining on my Liverpool deal, but anything can happen.
"A contract renewal is in the air. I am contracted for one more year, but if Liverpool get an offer, they will consider it. It is all in the hands of my agent."