Chelsea are set to sign Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic on a season-long loan.
Mateo Kovacic has already expressed his desire to leave Real Madrid as he is unhappy with the amount of playing time he has received since joining from Inter Milan three years ago.
According to Marca, Madrid have given up with their efforts to keep Kovacic and heis now on the verge of joining Chelsea on loan for the new season.
The report claims that Chelsea have reached an agreement with the player and the deal will be announced at some point on Tuesday.
The midfielder, who returned from holiday on Monday after Croatia’s World Cup campaign, is currently training with Madrid’s Castilla side.
Last week, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri revealed that he wants the club to sign another midfielder following the acquisition of Jorginho earlier this summer.
‘We have very good midfielders, but maybe a midfielder with different characteristics [would be a good fit],’ said the Italian before Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester City in the Community Shield.