Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has claimed the Spanish giants may not be willing to spend over £100m to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
The Belgium international has been back to his best this season after a poor campaign last year.
Hazard has scored 11 goals in 26 games in the Premier League this season and his form has helped the Blues move 10 points clear at the top of the table.
He has attracted the attention of some top European clubs and Madrid are rumoured to be in the market for a world-class player.
Hazard is under contract until June 2020 although reports in Spain claim Chelsea would sell for £100million. However, Calderon admits that the price tag may be an issue for the La Liga leaders.
He told Sky Sports News HQ: “I don’t know but I guess if Chelsea are going to let him go they will have to ask for a lot of money.
“That bar of £100m – I don’t know if Real are willing to pay that amount of money.
Financially, we are in a very good situation but I don’t know if there is any possibility of doing that or if they are willing to pay that amount of money.
“Chelsea is not a selling club so economically the bar is set very high after the transfers of [Gareth] Bale and [Paul] Pogba so it won’t be easy at all.
“As I said the bar has been set very high with Pogba going for more than 100m euros so I guess Chelsea will be trying to get a lot of money for him because he is a fantastic player.”