Croatian international midfielder Mateo Kovacic has reportedly informed Real Madrid he wishes to remain at Chelsea when his loan deal expires in the summer summer.
Kovacic moved to London in August and has appeared in 23 Premier League matches thus far under Maurizio Sarri. He is yet to score a goal for Chelsea but his displays have shown the Croatian could become an important player for the Blues in the future.
Spanish journalist Jose Luis Sanchez now reports that Kovacic feels extremely happy and satisfied in London, adding that he already informed the Real Madrid hierarchy over his desire to remain in London.
The 24-year-old Real Madrid midfielder is on a contract running until 2021. He is currently valued at around €35 million but it is believed Chelsea would have to invest a significantly higher amount to get him off Real Madrid books in the summer.
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