Chelsea to announce Mateo Kovacic deal 'in the next few hours'


Chelsea to announce Mateo Kovacic deal 'in the next few hours'

"I would like to play more at Real Madrid because I love football and I love being on the pitch", said. Real initially refused to listen, but on Tuesday morning they granted Kovacic a loan move rather than a permanent transfer.

The Premier League transfer window closes on Thursday evening and Tottenham has been linked with a move for the unsettled midfielder.

The Croatian worldwide does not travel with the team on their pre-season tour despite being in the Spanish capital all along.

On Monday, Kovacic reportedly made a decision to train alone at "Ciudad Deportiva" in order to decide on his future and potentially force an exit.

Marca claim that the deal will be confirmed "in the next few hours", with the Croatian looking to leave Madrid for regular game time.

Despite Kovacic wanting to change clubs this summer, Madrid have been reluctant to sell and have attempted to convince the midfielder to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Inter Milan's parent company Suning will pay Luka Modric' wages if he joins this summer from Real Madrid.

Mateo Kovacic is a young and talented player and in need of proper playing time to show his potential and improve to become better and better.

On Monday, he went through his paces with Real's "B" team, Castilla, and fellow first-teamers Casemiro, Marcelo and Raphael Varane.

Real Madrid take on Roma in a pre-season friendly before going head-to-head with Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final.



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