Eden Hazard is expected to tell Chelsea that he wants to join Real Madrid after saying he has made a decision on his future.
Telegraph Sport understands Hazard has not told Chelsea of his plans, but talks over a new contract have not progressed.
It is, however, believed in Spain that Real have now given Hazard the assurances he wanted that they will make a bid to Chelsea to sign him.
That, together with the latest hint over his intentions, has increased the likelihood that he will officially inform Chelsea that he wants to move this summer.
Chelsea value Hazard at more than £100 million, despite the fact his deal will only have 12 months to run at the end of the season.
In an interview with French radio station RMC, as part of a documentary about his career that will be aired tomorrow night, Hazard said: “I know what I will do. I have made my decision.”