Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is confident Eden Hazard has no desire to sign for Real Madrid.
The Belgian forward is expected to be named PFA Player of the Year after Sunday’s trip to Arsenal.
His performances have attracted admiring glances from Spain and Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane holds him in the same regard as superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
It was the first move of an anticipated summer courtship from Carlo Ancelotti’s side but Mourinho is not worried about the possibility of the player leaving Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho said: "We just signed a new contract with him. We didn't put a gun to his head. He had a lot of time to think about it.
"He made a commitment for the future of the team, signing a very good contract. I don't think he's interested in going."
Real Madrid paid Tottenham a world record fee of £85.3million for Gareth Bale in 2013 and it is understood Mourinho would not be prepared to do business for anything less than that figure.
However, the Special One would not publicly put a price tag on the player when quizzed about his valuation of Hazard during his weekly press conference at Cobham on Friday.
Meanwhile, Diego Costa is racing to be fit for Sunday’s game at the Emirates.
The Spanish Chelsea striker is battling to overcome a recurring hamstring complaint.
Didier Drogba is available despite an injury scare but Loic Remy has been ruled out.
Mourinho will assess Costa before deciding whether to risk him against the Gunners this weekend.