Eden Hazard is yet to complete his dream move to Real Madrid because Chelsea are playing hardball with the La Liga giants, the Evening Standard reports.
The Blues are refusing to lower their £100million-plus valuation for the player, who has one year left on his deal.
Real had been hopeful of completing Hazard’s signing this week, but talks between the two parties in London this week failed to yield a breakthrough.
Real Madrid chief executive, Jose Angel Sanchez has now returned to Madrid empty handed after face-to-face negotiations with members of the Chelsea hierarchy.
Hazard’s advisors are said to be mildly concerned about the move, with fears his future is in limbo, after he publicly declared his time at Stamford Bridge is over following his match-winning display in last week’s Europa League final win over Arsenal.