Real Madrid are ready to intensify their push for Chelsea defender Toni Rudiger.
Marca says Los Blancos are ready to welcome him with open arms.
Rudiger's Chelsea contract expires on June 30 and he is yet to renew, nor does he intend to.
He's not alone, but he's the standout case at Stamford Bridge. He'll be free to talk to other clubs from January 1, and Real Madrid are aware of his situation.
The situation that led to David Alaba's signing could repeat itself just a year after the Austrian's arrival in the capital from Bayern Munich, having signed his Real Madrid contract on January 10.
Alaba has settled in perfectly at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the same could happen with Rudiger, whose behaviour at Chelsea has been exemplary.
Los Blancos are clear that they won't do anything until they are permitted to do so, and as a result they won't talk to him until 2022 has arrived.