Real Madrid are increasingly confident of signing Eden Hazard this summer, Sky Sports News understands.
However, Chelsea are holding out for £100m despite Hazard having just over a year left on his contract.
The situation is made complicated by Chelsea’s two-window transfer ban, which will come into effect this summer, with the Blues’ appeal to be heard on Thursday.
The Belgium star admitted earlier this season that he was torn between signing a new deal at Stamford Bridge or make a long-talked-about switch the Bernabeu.
“Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go,” he said last October. “Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future.”