Mateo Kovacic has made it clear to Real Madrid that he wants to leave in search of regular playing time elsewhere.
Reports also have it that the player has gone on strike and has refused to report for training in his attempt to force a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
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According to Marca, Kovacic is very close to joining the Blues on loan this summer as there are reports that an agreement between both parties is close to being struck.
Marca also claim that the deal which was preceded by talks which commenced on Tuesday may be announced in the coming hours.
Mateo Kovacic’s career has stalled since he joined Real Madrid from Inter in 2015. The player also struggled to start games for Croatia in the Russia 2018 World Cup.
A move to Stamford Bridge will definitely guarantee him the desired playing time that he craves.