Chelsea star, Eden Hazard, will force the club to sell him this summer, by refusing to sign a new deal, the UK Telegraph reports.
Hazard has emerged as Zinedine Zidane's primary transfer target and the Spanish giants are said to be increasingly confident of signing the 28-year-old.
The Belgium captain has just over a year left on his current contract but has turned down the opportunity to sign an extension worth a club-record £300,000-a-week.
The Blues will demand around £100million for Hazard and although Real are reluctant to meet that asking price, the player will then attempt to force Chelsea's hand by threatening to walk away on a free in 2020.
It is understood that Chelsea could even be powerless, to preventing the player from signing for rivals Manchester City.