Chelsea are already planning for life without Eden Hazard next season.
The Daily Star says friends of the Blues winger are convinced he wants to make a dream move to Real Madrid this summer and will not be signing a new contract.
The 28-year-old has yet to communicate a final decision on his future to Chelsea, despite being told to do so by Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.
Club insiders insist there is no frustration on their part at Hazard’s stalling but it is understood contingency plans are being drawn up should he leave.
Chelsea value Hazard at £150m, although those close to him claim the club would be prepared to accept closer to £100m.
See also Ballon d'Or shortlist: Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho and N'Golo Kante among 30 nominees