Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic is set to join Chelsea on loan
Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic will have medical at Chelsea on Wednesday ahead of a loan move, Sky News understands.
Chelsea were offered Kovacic on a season-long loan, plus £35m, as part of a swap-deal for Thibaut Courtois.
Goalkeeper Courtois is expected to arrive at Real Madrid on Thursday ahead of completing a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, according to Sky sources in Belgium.
Kovacic, 24, expressed his desire to leave Real Madrid in search of first-team football during the World Cup.
He was part of Croatia’s squad but played just 183 minutes of their run to the final.