Real Madrid have made contact with Chelsea to sign midfielder Nemanja Matic, Metro has revealed.
The Spanish giants are ready to offer £38million to secure the services of the 27-year-old.
Recent reports have claimed that the Serbian will lose his regular place at Stamford Bridge after the arrival of N'Golo Kante.
But earlier this week, manager Antonio Conte was full of praise for the midfielder as he rubbished rumours claiming that he will be sold.
"Matic is an important player for me, a very important player," Conte told reporters.
"In my idea of football he is an important player and he knows this.
"N'Golo, Nemanja, Cesc [Fabregas], Oscar, [Nathaniel] Chalobah and [John Obi] Mikel, who is in the Olympics, it is not easy to choose. I want to have this problem."