Brahim Diaz reportedly finds himself 'trapped' between coach Pep Guardiola and agent Pere Guardiola as he deliberates over his Manchester City future.
The 19-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and will be available for a small compensation fee should Madrid make an approach.
Pep Guardiola stressed last week that the Citizens are keen to keep Diaz at the Etihad Stadium, but brother Pere may play a major role in taking the starlet to the Spanish capital.
Marca reports that Pere is the director of Media Base Sports, who will begin negotiations with a series of clubs - including City - to determine where the Spaniard ends up next season.
Diaz has made five Premier League appearances for City, but he is yet to feature in the top flight this season.