Los Blancos are reportedly ready to offer €190m for Chelsea's Eden Hazard as Cristiano Ronaldo's replacement. "I want to meet them face-to-face and understand what's the best thing to do for everyone".
Jürgen Klopp beat Maurizio Sarri to the Brazilian's signature and the goalkeeper has spoken of his joy at joining the Anfield outfit and can not wait for the season to start.
The French global, who came on as a sub in the World Cup Final win over Croatia, has never been far away from the transfer radar.
But Courtois' likely departure leaves Chelsea supporters wondering who new manager Maurizio Sarri has targeted as the club's No 1 for next season.
And with just two years remaining on his current Chelsea contract, the clubs interested theoretically have a better chance of getting him.
Nevertheless, despite the player's wishes, Hazard remains under contract and so the ball is very much in Chelsea's court.
"Well, for me this is a hard challenge, but a fascinating one", said Sarri.
"I know it will be very hard and here we have the strongest clubs and players in the world".
"This is a post-World Cup time", said Sarri.
Willian is a slightly cheaper option than Griezmann but also several years older, as he will turn 30 on the eve of the upcoming Premier League season.
Chelsea revealed their new home strip in May, using it in their final game of the 2017-18 season, a 3-0 defeat to Newcastle which saw them miss out on a Champions League spot. "I hope I will be able to do it [speak English] in a few weeks".