Chelsea have told Real Madrid how much they will have to pay for Eden Hazard.
That’s according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, who says the Blues are demanding between £100m and £120m for their star man.
Hazard, 28, has long been linked with a move to the Bernabeu.
The Belgian was expected to finally join Los Blancos last summer, yet Chelsea instead decided to keep hold of him for at least another year.
However, Balague insists Hazard is waiting for Real Madrid to enter negotiations with the west London club so he can seal his dream move.
"If Eden Hazard was absolutely focused at Chelsea, as you are because you think you’re gonna be there for 10 years, I think we’ll see more consistent form from Hazard and more respect towards the manager in terms of what he does on the pitch," he told The Guillem Balague Transfer Show.
" Hazard is his own man, Sarri wants him to do a certain job, so they’re both not finding common ground right now."
"But Hazard, if he thinks he’s gonna be there for 10 years, will listen and perhaps apply that to his football. But I think he’s obviously waiting for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Chelsea and move to Real Madrid."
"Real Madrid needs to recycle. They actually are putting a lot of effort into the developing of some of the players, some of the young players, Vinicius, Rodrigo who will come in the summer, but that is just something that has to go side-by-side with superstars."
"They have been identified, Hazard is one of them. He’s gonna be a target. Chelsea are trying to give him a third offer on the table to see if they can convince him, but otherwise they said he’s gonna cost between £100m and £120m."
"So Real Madrid knows the figures and at some point they will start negotiation for him and see what happens with that."
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had some stern words for Hazard last week.
Prior to their Carabao Cup semi-final triumph against Tottenham, Sarri said the winger is ‘not a leader’ and more of an ‘individual player’.
Hazard, though, hit back after the Blues won a dramatic penalty shootout against Spurs at Stamford Bridge.
When asked what he thought about Sarri's comments, he replied: "I don't care. I just play my football."
"It doesn't matter what the manager said."
"I just focus on my football and want to do my best for this team."