Real Madrid have reportedly been offered Bayern Munich defender Javi Martinez for next summer's transfer window.
Fichajes.com have claimed sources have told them that the Spaniard could be on his way out of the Allianz Arena once the current season has concluded. La Liga giants Real Madrid have been offered the option to sign the player once the summer window opens, and once their own transfer ban, which prevents Real from registering new players until this summer, conlcudes.
Martinez has become a regular under Carlo Ancelotti this season, having struggled with various injury problems since signing for the club back in 2012, in particular during the tenure of Pep Guardiola when he was in charge.
The 28-year-old was an absentee for a lot of the action between 2012-16, missing a massive 91 games for the German giants.
But the former Athletic Bilbao star has come back to recover his best form this season and has already made 19 appearances in all competitions.
But Fichajes say sources have given them the heads up that the player could actually be on the move in the summer, despite recapturing his form.
Those sources claim the player will be offered to Zinedine Zidane's Galacticos through intermediaries, but the Spanish club will understandably want to monitor the player's fitness from now until the end of the season.
If Madrid do launch a bid for the player, it could mean the end of the line for Portuguese defender Pepe, who will be 34 in February.
He is approaching a landmark 10th year at the club and any potential arrival of Martinez at the Bernabeu could spell the beginning of the end for the Euro 2016 final man of the match.