Chelsea cleared the way for Real Madrid to sign the summer's biggest free agent.

The Blues are unwilling to match Madrid's offer of £400,00 per week to David Alaba, sources told ESPN's James Olley, all but ending their interest in Bayern Munich's out-of-contract defender.

Madrid reportedly reached an agreement with the 28-year-old in January. His representatives told other interested clubs they'd have to equal Madrid's figures to sign the Austrian international.