Battle on for Real star
Swansea could make another move for Real Betis midfielder Benat, while Arsenal have also entered the race to sign him.
The 25-year-old has a contract until 2014 but Betis are keen to get him tied down to a new one in an attempt to fight off interested clubs but so far he has refused to sign.
Betis now face an awkward situation as they cannot run the risk of losing him for nothing so they could be forced to cash in when the transfer window re-opens.
Arsenal are keeping tabs on the situation, as are Swansea, after Michael Laudrup failed with a bid to sign him in the summer and could make a fresh approach in January.
Betis are keen to keep hold of the Spain international but realise they could struggle to fight off interested clubs because of the player's contract situation.
"We can't rule out the possibility that Benat could leave in the winter," Betis director Jose Antonio Bosch revealed. "Negotiations on a contract renewal are fluid, but so far no progress has been made because the positions are so different.
"We realise that Benat may earn more at other clubs than at Betis."