Spanish media outlets are reporting that Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic looks set to leave Real Madrid for Chelsea.
Marca is leading the line with suggestions that the 24-year-old playmaker will seal his move to Stamford Bridge before the transfer window in England closes on Thursday. Kovacic had previously informed Julen Lopetegui of his desire to leave in order to get more first-team opportunities.
“If Kovacic leaves, we’ll have to find another great player of his level.”, Julen Lopetegui was quoted commenting on rumours linking his player with a Real Madrid exit.
Kovacic only made 37 starts in La Liga over the three seasons he spent at Santiago Bernabeu and Chelsea appear to be willing to offer him a chance of more regular playing time.
Former Inter Milan midfielder missed Real Madrid training and is expected to go through his transfer to England by Thursday.
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