It's no secret that Eden Hazard wants to move to Real Madrid and vice-versa.
Chelsea's main man has hinted on numerous occasions that Los Blancos are his preferred destination should he leave Stamford Bridge.
After Belgium's 2-0 win over England in the World Cup third-place play-off, Hazard said: “We all know that I’ve always felt well at Chelsea, and I’ve been linked to all the big clubs.
"Next week it will be Bayern (Munich). No I’m joking. You all know my preferred destination.”
It's a transfer that has seemed inevitable in recent weeks, particularly with Hazard only having two years left on his current deal with Chelsea.
Cristiano Ronaldo's unexpected departure to Juventus for £105m has only intensified those rumours, with the Belgian seen as the ideal replacement.
However, there's been a huge update from Spain, one which sheds new light on a potential deal.
Trusted Spanish source Marca report that while Real Madrid are very keen on Hazard, they're not prepared to meet Chelsea's valuation of nearly €200m.
Their report states that Los Blancos are in no position to put a Galactico-type operation into motion for Hazard.
They will consider the signing, but not at any price as they feel they already possess adequate cover for Ronaldo.
Given Chelsea's obvious reluctance to offload their talisman, it would seem a deal is very unlikely this summer.
Unless Hazard decides to throw a spanner in the works by handing in a transfer request.
So there you have it, Real Madrid, for once, will not be making a Galactico-type signing.
It would explain why the club have released numerous official statements denying their interest in Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar.
The only deal that looks like going through is one for Thibaut Courtois, but that deal does still depend on Chelsea bringing in a replacement this summer.
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