Eden Hazard has reportedly told Real Madrid he will only sign for them on one condition.
Hazard has been tipped to join Real Madrid from Chelsea for years, ever since signing for the Blues back in 2012.
The Belgium international is widely regarded as one of the best players in world football, having helped Chelsea win the Premier League title twice in the last three years.
And, with Real Madrid always looking to sign the biggest and best players on the planet, a move to the Bernabeu could be on the cards at the end of the season.
However, Spanish website Don Balon claims Chelsea forward Hazard has told Real Madrid that he will only move if guaranteed a status as one of the club’s untouchables.
Real already have a formidable attacking arsenal at their disposal.
Cristiano Ronaldo remains the club’s talisman, despite enduring a nightmare start to the season with just a single La Liga goal to his name.
Los Blancos also have Gareth Bale – though injuries have hampered his time in Spain in recent years – as well as Karim Benzema, Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio.
There has also been talk they could be set to raid Tottenham for Harry Kane when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
But Don Balon claims Zinedine Zidane’s top target remains Hazard.
Yet the Chelsea star, it appears, still needs persuading to swap west London for sunny Spain.
Despite the plethora of attacking stars at the club’s disposal, Hazard wants assurances that he will be a regular in Zidane’s line-up.
At Chelsea he is their no1 star, despite Antonio Conte also having the likes of Alvaro Morata, Pedro and Willian at his disposal.
Any move to Madrid for Hazard would likely spell the end of Bale’s time at the club.
Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea have all been linked with moves to bring him back to the Premier League.
But the Welshman has been hampered with injuries at the Bernabeu, which may put off any suitors.