Spanish giant, Real Madrid will likely swap Marcelo for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro in the January transfer window
According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Marcelo has a questionable relationship with new Real manager Julen Lopetegui, especially after being substituted off against Girona.
This comes after it was alleged that the Brazilian wants to be reunited with his former team-mate and close friend Cristiano Ronaldo, who made a £100million move in the summer to Juventus.
The Italian newspaper also claimed that Juventus are interested in him and were, in fact, keen to sign him in the summer but could not resolve a series of issues in time.
And for the future of Alex Sandro, the current left wing-back at Juventus, Real Madrid are now keen to bring him in as part of a swap for Marcelo, making the deal more possible.
Reports in Spain also claimed that Marcelo’s relationship with Lopetegui has taken a different turn with defender now forced to train with the reserves.
After the Girona game, Marcelo said: ‘I was surprised by the change but I respect the decision of the coach.
I wanted to continue because I felt 100 per cent good. I do not understand the substitution but with respect, it is a decision of the coach. I always want to play.’