Real Madrid are showing a serious interest in Chelsea contract rebel Antonio Rudiger.
The German is refusing to sign a new deal with the club, while his present contract expires in the summer.
Rudiger wants significantly higher wages than the £120,000-a-week deal on offer from the Blues, as he is now a first-team regular under Thomas Tuchel.
According to Marca, Real are hoping to negotiate with the 28-year-old in January with a view to a free transfer move.
Real may also secure Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe on a similar agreement, while there is a suggestion they could go after Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.
Both Frenchman are out of contract with their clubs in the summer.