Kai Havertz is the most sought-after player in the world right now, with major clubs lining up for him.
And the German club know it will be a uphill battle to hang on to the super-talent.
The La Liga giants are currently the ‘hottest candidates’ to sign the attacker, who would like to follow the path of Toni Kroos.
The report states that Madrid have made an opening offer, but it is well short of Bayer’s €100m asking price.
Los Blancos want to send two players plus cash to the German club, an idea that isn’t completely convincing Bayer.
If Madrid could strike a deal to sign Havertz, he would replace Luka Modric at the Santiago Bernabéu.
According to Sportbuzzer, Spanish football appeals to Havertz more than the Premier League.
With all that in mind, Real Madrid are well-placed to sign Havertz, but must find a way to satisfy Bayer’s demands.
Havertz has scored 15 goals and delivered 8 assists in all competitions this season.
Last month, he became the youngest player in Bundesliga history to score 35 goals before their 21st birthday.