Over the last few weeks, several reports in Spain indicated that Brahim Diaz will not sign a new contract at Manchester City and will instead join Real Madrid on a free transfer in 2019.

The 19-year-old has just over six months left on his contract and Pep Guardiola has urged him to commit his future to the club, amid strong interest from the Champions League winners.

Wednesday’s edition of AS has the latest development surrounding the attacking midfielder’s future and it’s claimed the two clubs are willing to negotiate for his move in January.

Once the English champions realised the Spaniard is not going to sign an extension, they were willing to let him leave in the mid-season transfer window, if Los Blancos included one of their homegrown players as a part of the deal.

Real rejected the proposal made by the Premier League winners and the two clubs are now negotiating Diaz’s transfer for a fee between €5-€10m, according to the claims.

Diaz, on the other hand, is also looking for a move to the Spanish capital club in January because he doesn’t want to stay in Manchester for the first six months of 2019, knowing that he won’t sign a new deal with City.