Michael Schumacher has been moved to a special rehabilitation unit at the hospital in Grenoble, according to the German weekly newsmagazine Bunte.
Last week, a private German rehabilitation clinic in Allensbach denied reports that it was already treating the seven time world champion.
The DPA news agency said 45-year-old Schumacher, who has been in a coma since a skiing fall in late December, is still at the Grenoble hospital.
But Bunte is reporting in its latest issue that, even though the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver's chances of recovery are now small, Schumacher is now being prepared for rehabilitation.
He has reportedly already been discharged from the neurological care unit at the Grenoble University hospital, and transferred to a unit specialising in rehabilitation treatment.
Citing clinical sources, Bunte added that Schumacher's next phase of treatment will prepare him for transferral to a specialist rehabilitation clinic.