Real Madrid suspect Arsenal and Chelsea target, Sami Khedira, has already agreed terms to move to another club for free next season, once his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu expires, reports in Spain claim.
The German international's future at the Champions League winners has been under scrutiny in recent months.
With his contract due to expire next summer, Real Madrid's intention was to keep him and offered him a new deal last October, despite being injured for much of last season.
However, after the German international rejected Real Madrid's package – as he wanted a salary rise – the club decided to put him on the market for just £12m this summer in order to avoiding losing him for free at the end of next season.
But with Khedira blocking his exit from the club, Spanish newspaper Marca claim Real Madrid are starting to suspect that the German may have reached a deal with another club for next season – knowing that as a free agent he would secure a big pay day and improved salary conditions.
The Spanish club don't want to see him go for free next summer and according to the reports are pushing Khedira out by threatening him with exclusion from the team for the whole year should he fail to agree a transfer move this summer.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti left him out of the first-leg final of the Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday, as well as last week's European Super Cup.
Asked about the German's future in a recent press conference, he said: "It's a different situation to Di María (who has asked to leave). He's not asked to go. He's rejected an offer to renew, but has a year of contract. We'll see what happens."
Meanwhile, reports insist Arsenal and Chelsea are monitoring the situation - with the Mirror recently saying his agent was set to hold talks with the London clubs this week.
And while Jose Mourinho insisted he doesn't expect further signings, Arsene Wenger has fuelled the rumours on Tuesday after revealing he was considering signing a defensive midfielder following confirmation that Mikel Arteta will be out for at least two weeks due to an injury.
When questioned whether he expects a new midfielder before the end of the transfer window, Wenger responded: "We are not against that, no."