Chelsea will offer Eden Hazard a bumper new contract to ward off interest from Real Madrid, according to reports.
The Blues forward, 27, is among a number of targets Los Blancos have identified for a summer splurge.
But Stamford Bridge chiefs want Hazard to agree an extension worth around £300,000-a-week, claims the Daily Mail.
His current deal runs out in 2020 – meaning Chelsea are under no pressure to sell but the club are desperate to keep their star man happy.
Hazard’s future could depend on the Blues qualifying for the Champions League after slipping out of the top four following their 2-1 defeat at Manchester United.
And Real’s interest could disappear if Zinedine Zidane pays the price for their poor league form and gets sacked.
The Spaniards are also keen on Hazard’s team-mate Thibaut Courtois as they look for a long-term option in goal.
Despite his ability, Hazard’s attitude has been questioned as Chelsea’s title defences fell apart under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.
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He was replaced by Pedro 73 minutes into the key clash at Old Trafford.
Recent Real Madrid signings
2017 — Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid, £21m
2017 — Dani Ceballos from Real Betis, £14.5m
2016 — Alvaro Morata from Juventus, £26m
2015 — Kiko Casilla from Espanyol, £5.3m
2015 — Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milan, £25.5m
2015 — Lucas Vazquez from Espanyol, £880,000
2015 — Danilo from Porto, £27.7m
2015 — Marco Asensio from Mallorca, £3m
2015 — Jesus Vallejo from Real Zaragoza, £4.4m
And Conte said: “We have to keep the same performance for 90 minutes, and we didn’t have a great balance.