Real Madrid re-enter race for Arsenal's reported Sagna replacement

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Borussia Dortmund full back has apparently attracted interest from La Liga hopefuls.

Lukasz Piszczek and Real Madrid have long been associated with one another, with on-off speculation stretching as far back as two years and, this week, the rumours that the Borussia Dortmund full back could be joining Los Blancos have resurfaced according to reports in Spain.

The fact that he is both excellent defensively while offering a distinct threat going forward means he would be an ideal recruit for the full back slot at Real.

And, just like in October 2012 - a week where Dortmund were aligned to cross Champions League swords, Piszczek has been touted as a sure-fire Real target in the same month where the Bundesliga club were drawn with Real in the quarterfinals of Europe's premier club competition.

Real's interest in Piszczek may be escalated due to right back Alvaro Arbeloa's summer departure, however, they are not the only club alerted to the talents of Piszczek as, Arsenal, too, have been keeping tabs on the 28-year-old Poland international.

Recently linked by The Mirror and talkSPORT, any Gunners move for Piszczek may be down to the ambiguity over Bacary Sagna's future, as the club dally over the pros and cons of rewarding the Frenchman with his desired £100,000 per week three-year demands.

When it comes to Piszczek, Real could gazump Arsenal.

The Dortmund ace is contractually bound to BVB until 2017, though, and is estimated to be valued at £13m by transfermarkt.co.uk. If sold, Dortmund would be expected to command a much higher fee, however.

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