Real Madrid have sanctioned a loan move to Sevilla for Sergio Reguilon, but have made a point of leaving a purchase option out of the agreement.
Sources close to the discussions have revealed that a deal between two La Liga rivals is close and the 22-year-old will therefore form part of the squad refresh being overseen by Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Blancos are eager to get bodies off their books, with Marcos Llorente and Mateo Kovacic having already been moved on, while Theo Hernandez is closing in on a switch to Serie A giants AC Milan.
Reguilon will be the next to head for the exits, but he continues to be held in high regard by those in the Spanish capital.
He impressed when providing cover for Marcelo in the 2018-19 campaign and has earned the trust of Zidane.
Real have, however, added Ferland Mendy to their ranks this summer and are eager to avoid stunting the progress of an academy graduate.