Real Madrid have reportedly contacted Chelsea over a surprise transfer raid for defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is keen to bring in someone new in that position this summer, as his side look set to miss out on Juventus’ Paul Pogba to Manchester United.
Matic is now emerging as Real’s prime target, with the Serbian’s future uncertain after a poor season at Stamford Bridge last term.
Still, Chelsea are unlikely to let the 27-year-old leave too easily, with Sport claiming he could cost as much as £38million for Madrid to prise away.
Matic is one of the top midfielders in Europe on his day, and could shine in the slower-paced game in La Liga after a dip in his form in England.
Chelsea may no longer see the former Benfica man as first choice after signing N’Golo Kante from Leicester City this summer.