Theo Hernández may not be among the travelling party as Real Madrid set off for a pre-season tour of the United States tomorrow, with the left-back understood to be close to joining fellow LaLiga club Real Sociedad on loan.
Season-long loan to Real Sociedad without purchase option
The season-long deal, which would not include a purchase option, could well be announced in the coming hours.
Theo has underwhelmed at Real since being signed from city rivals Atlético for 30m euros last summer, having moved to the Bernabéu on the back of an impressive loan spell at Deportivo Alavés in the previous campaign.
Bought as understudy to regular left-back Marcelo, the 20-year-old's 17 starts in his maiden season at Real saw him fail to get near the form he had shown at Alavés.
Real Madrid looking for Theo to rediscover form at Anoeta
However, Los Blancos remain persuaded of Theo's potential, and feel that a year on loan in San Sebastián may help the France Under-20 cap to get back on track.