Eden Hazard has been urged to reject a move to Real Madrid by his brother Kylian.
The in-demand Chelsea forward has been targeted by Real to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu, with a £150million swoop mooted.
Some Real Madrid fans have even gone as far as to post doctored images of Hazard in the La Liga side’s kit, but the potential switch has certainly not captured the imagination of his youngest brother Kylian.
Responding to a post asking if Real Madrid would be the right move for Eden, Kylian used a ‘crossed arms’ emoji to indicate ‘no’.
It was a clear sign that the 22-year-old, who is also on Chelsea’s books, would like his brother to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Kylian is yet to feature for the Premier League club since joining from Hungarian side Ujpest last summer.
At the time, many supporters interpreted the switch as a bid to appease star man Eden as suitors circled.
But Chelsea now have a battle on their hands to keep hold of their prized asset following interest from Champions League holders Real.
The departure of Ronaldo to Juventus has freed up both a first-team place and funds for a potential replacement, with Hazard heavily linked after an impressive World Cup campaign with Belgium.
He scored three times and assisted two goals in just six games for his country as they finished third in Russia – and a lack of Champions League football next season at Stamford Bridge has sparked rumours of an exit.
As revealed by Sportsmail, Chelsea have also received a bid of £65m from Barcelona for Willian in the past few days.
Hazard and Willian are expected to miss the Blues’ International Champions Cup game against Inter Milan on Saturday as they recover from the World Cup.