Real Sociedad could complete the signing of Theo Hernandez in the coming hours, with the left-back set to join the Basque club on loan.
The length is expected be one season, although this is still being negotiated.
Also still being discussed is how much of his five million euros salary will be covered by the San Sebastian club and how much will be paid by Real Madrid.
Should Theo Hernandez complete this loan switch in the next day then he wouldn’t board the plane with the rest of the Real Madrid squad to travel to Miami on Saturday.
A number of offers were presented to the player, both in Spain and abroad, but the fact that Los Blancos are keen to monitor his progress has seen this LaLiga-based option become his most likely landing spot.
It would be a return to the Basque Country for the player, who had such a good 2016/17 campaign while on loan from Atletico Madrid at Alaves.