Real Madrid are plotting a staggering £45m move for Chelsea target Radamel Falcao - and the club are confident he will turn his back on Atletico Madrid to sign for their bitter rivals.
Striker Falcao is seen as the best of his kind in the world and has netted an astonishing 16 goals in 14 league games already this season - with FIVE coming in Sunday's 6-0 win over Deportivo.
Chelsea want to sign the Colombian as doubts remain over Fernando Torres' capability to produce his best form for a sustained period.
Manchester City are also keen on him and Atletico are bracing themselves for a battle to keep hold of the wanted star.
Sources in Spain suggest Real Madrid now want to sign him and that Falcao is open to a move to the nine-time European Cup winners.
Such a switch would infuriate Atletico's fans but it is understood Real are confident of landing the 26-year-old.