Real Madrid will seek to seal a deal for Dani Ceballos today, with club director José Ángel Sánchez due to travel to Seville to meet with Real Betis chiefs.
Real to pay more than 15m-euro buy-out figure
In a bid to maintain the good relations between the two sides, Real's intention is to pay a fee higher than the 15m euros stipulated in Ceballos' release clause.
Once an agreement has been reached with Betis, Los Blancos' following task will be to secure the player's signature, with his representatives also scheduled to be in the city for negotiations.
Chase complicated by Barcelona, but Ceballos wants to play for Real
Conversations have been ongoing with the Spain Under-21 midfielder's camp, but Barcelona's emergence in the chase for his services has complicated the issue.
While Real's plan includes the possibility of loaning Ceballos out next season, Barça have promised him immediate inclusion in their squad, and a significant role.
Real plan to take Ceballos to US and decide over loan there
LaLiga and Champions League winners Real want to take the 20-year-old on their summer tour to the US, and then decide whether or not to seek an initial loan.
This is a matter that has changed direction in recent days: the original idea was to send Ceballos back to Betis for the 2017/18 campaign, but there is now concern among his advisers over how the Andalusian club's fans would react to him.
It is therefore likely that he would go to another side were a loan to take place.
The final decision over Ceballos' future will rest with the player himself. He has a host of top clubs eyeing him - Atlético Madrid, Juventus, Napoli and Liverpool have also enquired about him - and must decide which destination is best for him.
As things stand, though, his wish is to pull on the white shirt of Real Madrid.