On Wednesday, it was revealed that Real Madrid would be keeping an eye on Reece James in the clash against Chelsea in the Champions League.

It had been previously reported the La Liga side were considering a move for the England international in the summer should the Blues end up with a need to thin their squad out a bit after all their spending.

Marca stated on Wednesday that Real Madrid ‘liked’ Reece James and is ‘being watched’ by the Spanish club.

They claimed that, as things stand, with a price tag of €70m, any idea of a move was ‘dead’, but with a need for Chelsea to potential ‘balance the budget’, they could be forced to part ways with one of their stars.

Well, if his performance on Wednesday night was anything to go by, it’s clear they won’t have been impressed, although that might just be a blip on his record.

A further article on Thursday claims that Marca have learned his departure from Chelsea ‘could take place for around €50m’.

He had ‘a lot of work’ to do against Vinicius Jr., and was left embarrassed by the Brazilian on one occasion, with Marca giving him a ‘one star’ rating after the game.