At that time, it was assumed that Keylor Navas would be leaving the club.
Yet the Costa Rican hasn't found a new club, which has left the Ukrainian without much chance of playing in the 2019/20 season.
A loan spell with Leganes in 2018/19 didn't go as planned for the goalkeeper as he played less than expected, however that didn't do his cause any harm at Valdebebas.
Los Merengues hope to find a solution with regards to Navas, as they hope to sell him before the window shuts and end up with the two goalkeepers they had hoped to start the campaign with in Lunin and Thibaut Courtois.
Time is against them, though, and should a transfer not materialise for Navas then Lunin would be allowed to leave with it not beneficial for him to be third-choice goalkeeper in the capital.