Real Madrid are reportedly ready to make an opening offer of £112million for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
The La Liga giants are believed to be confident they can also wrap up a £35.5m deal for his Blues team-mate Thibaut Courtois.
The Standard claims they are stepping up their efforts to buy Hazard, who is valued at £200m by Chelsea.
The Belgian rocked officials at Stamford Bridge last weekend when he indicated his desire to leave West London after helping his country beat England in the World Cup third-place play-off.
The 27-year-old attacking midfielder said: “After six wonderful years at Chelsea, it might be time to discover something different. You know my preferred destination.”
Hazard still has two years remaining on his contract but has never hidden his dream of one day playing for Real.
Chelsea are determined to hold on to their star man, who they have slapped the huge asking price on, and hope they can convince him to sign a new contract.
The report states Blues chiefs are “very relaxed” about the situation.
However, they are resigned to allowing Courtois to leave after the stopper entered the final year of his contract.
They have already begun a search for his replacement, with Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel the favourite to become the new No1 at Stamford Bridge.