With the current struggles that Real Madrid are facing at the moment, speculation is going on in the Spanish media that Los Blancos may lining up a move for Arsenal FC playmaker Mesut zil.

The Germany international has been showing good form of late at the Emirates Stadium, and Real Madrid seem to be interested in the player, with reports coming in of a rift between their Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez and manager Rafa Benitez, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon.

Rafa Benitez’s rift with players point more at a move for playmaker

There have been plenty of reports from Spain, that have suggested that all is not well at the Santiago Bernabeu this season, with rifts between players and coach being reported.

James is said to have fallen out with Benitez, and the Colombian playmaker has been tipped to move away from Real Madrid. To add to the . Los Blancos’ woes, their Spanish playmaker Isco has also been reportedly been looking for a move away form the Spanish capital, in search of more game time.

Isco was in good form at the start of the season, when he was being played regularly because of James’ injury. However, the Colombian’s return to fitness meant that Isco soon lost his place in the starting XI.

Mesut zil: Real Madrid’s top choice at the moment

The German midfielder has been on top form at the moment, notching up 12 assists in the Premier League this season. zil has been carrying the Gunners through the Premier League and the Champions League in the absence of star forward Alexis Sanchez, and has been instrumental to Arsene Wenger’s plans.

zil is currently valued at a 40 million by Transfermarkt.com, but is likely to cost Real Madrid much more than that, considering the fact that his is an invaluable member of the Arsenal FC starting XI, right now.