In a narrative 180, the London Evening Standard claims that Real Madrid are losing their long-term interest in Eden Hazard, interest that has fueled stories and transfer rumors for over six years now.
As we head towards the end of the season, it's hard to predict how the Italian will utilise the 25-year-old with the head coach's own Chelsea future in question.
Chelsea do not want to see their star player leave and will demand over £100million for his services. Stretching things, it may also be believable that Chelsea wouldn't make a deal nearly impossible, given the Belgium international's service to the club so far.
Hazard has failed to score or create an assist in the last five appearances and was subdued in both Champions League games against Real Madrid's rivals Barcelona as Chelsea went out 4-1 on aggregate in the last 16.
It represents a big boost for Chelsea, who are desperate to tie Hazard down to a new contract and secure his future at the club.
But negotiations have been postponed for some time and now the club look set to drop into the Europa League next term.
He has already stated that he will sort his future out after the World Cup this summer.
The Bernabeu hierarchy are keen to make a headline signing during the close season having missed out Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to Paris Saint-Germain last summer but are said to have grown concerned by Hazard's recent form.