Chelsea star Eden Hazard is already talking with numerous Real Madrid players ahead of his move to La Liga.
The Belgium international yesterday confirmed he has made a decision on his Chelsea future.
Real Madrid are keen to sign the winger this summer, however, the Blues’ £100m asking price remains a problem.
Hazard has reportedly told Chelsea of his desire to join Real before next season.
And according to the Evening Standard, Hazard has been in touch with numerous Real Madrid players ahead of his move to La Liga.
Hazard has spoken with former Blues ace Thibaut Courtois, Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane.
The Standard add that Hazard has also looked at houses and schools before his Real switch.
Speaking after Chelsea’s 0-0 draw at Leicester on the final day of the Premier League season, Hazard said: "Yes I have made my decision but it is not just about me." "Would I have liked it to be cleared up earlier in the season? Yes, I wanted that but that’s not happened. I’m still waiting like you are waiting and the fans are waiting."
When asked whether a meeting took place, he added: "Yes. A couple of weeks ago."
A lot has been made of Hazard’s move to Real, with European football expert Julien Laurens claiming both clubs will play a bit of poker this summer.
"Chelsea are not trying to budge from their £100million valuation because they also know Eden Hazard is out of contract in a year’s time," Laurens told ESPN FC.
"You can’t ask for too much money when a player will be potentially available for free in the next 12 months."
"So it will be a bit of a poker game between Real Madrid and Chelsea."
"Real Madrid feel in a strong position to try to lower the price down."
"Chelsea in a way feel they are in a strong position because they know that Hazard and Real Madrid already have an agreement, that Hazard is desperate to join Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid."
"So they feel they are in some position because they can almost put their price and Real Madrid will have to pay it, so it’s going to be interesting."
"I don’t think the saga will last very long though, I think the two clubs will find an agreement very quickly."
"Hazard and his wife, Natacha, are already looking at houses in Madrid and what school they’re putting their three children into, the international school probably, and living not too far from Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema."
"So everything is pretty much all in place, it’s just about the transfer fee and the bonuses and the structure of the deal."
"Chelsea want as much money as possible for someone who is free in 12 months."
“And Real Madrid want to play as less as possible for someone who is free in 12 months.”