Paris Saint-Germain are ready to defy Uefa's Financial Fair Play and continue their pursuit of Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard.
Citing reports from France, the Evening Standard claim that PSG are willing to pay up to £50m to try to tempt Chelsea into a sale.
The French outfit have been tracking the progress of Hazard all season and were reportedly willing to pay whatever it took to bring him back to the league where he first emerged with Lille.
However, Uefa have come down hard on PSG for the FFP violations and the Qatari owners were reportedly ready to pull the plug on their summer recruitment plan in order to reign in their expenses.
But they have now decided that Hazard will be their top target and Laurent Blanc is now ready to blow a huge portion of his budget on Chelsea's player of the season.
The club have been buoyed by Hazard and Jose Mourinho's public spat, believing the Special One is now considering cashing in on the Belgium international.
Mourinho criticised Hazard's work rate following Chelsea's Champions League exit to PSG. Those comments were in response to similar criticism from Hazard, who claimed Chelsea were too reliant on his creativity.
Hazard has moved to quell rumours of ill feeling between himself and the Chelsea boss.
Speaking to Chelsea magazine, he said: "I prefer it when we speak like this, rather than saying things like: 'He’s the best and he doesn’t need to work'. I try to play like I did when I was a young boy playing in my garden. I know maybe I have to do better in training or on the pitch."
PSG are also interested in signing David Luiz, who is believed to be available for the right price. The Parisiens will fund their spending spree through player sales, with Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi thought to be first out of the Parc des Princes exit door this summer.