The agent of Thibaut Courtois has pleaded with Chelsea to allow the goalkeeper to join Real Madrid this summer.
The Blues will not resume talks with Real over a deal for the Belgium international, who has one year left on his contract, until they find a suitable replacement, it has been reported.
Courtois, who has previously said "all options are open", is said to be valued at £32m by Madrid but Courtois' agent Christophe Henrotay says Chelsea should show some compassion.
The Belgium international, who enjoyed a stint at Atletico Madrid, admitted previously that "Madrid is in my heart" as his children and their mother live there.
"I have been reading everywhere that Chelsea are saying it is up to Thibaut, but he has made it clear to the club that the best option for him is to move to Madrid," Henrotay said.
"For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept."