The Blancos are in danger of losing a key player as he focuses on earning a place in the Selecao’s World Cup squad in 2022.
Real Madrid wants to keep Eder Militao, but sources say the Brazilian defender is contemplating a summer move.
Militao joined Madrid from Porto for €50 million (£43 million/$60 million) in the summer of 2019, but he has failed to live up to the high price tag.
After two seasons in the Spanish capital, the centre-back, who can also play as a right-back or defensive midfielder, is still behind Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane in the squad pecking order, and is now considering his options with the transfer window set to reopen in June.
When Militao arrived at the Bernabeu, the Blancos were confident enough in his abilities to offer him a lucrative six-year deal.
The 23-year-contract old’s has four years left on it, and Goal has heard that Madrid believes he will continue to be a key player for the club in the future.
The Spanish champions are aware that Militao is attracting attention from abroad, with Bayern Munich reportedly considering a move for him, and have taken steps to reassure him about his future at the club.
Should Militao press for a move, Madrid has made it clear that they will only allow him to leave if they can recoup the majority of their initial investment and find a replacement quickly.