All out war between Luka Modric and Real Madrid over transfer rumours

All out war between Luka Modric and Real Madrid over transfer rumours

The likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Spurs will all be looking to complete at least one deal before the end of the window.

Thibaut Courtois will not be at Chelsea training today and has been asked to attend a meeting with the club tomorrow.

According to Spanish publication Marca, Croatia worldwide Mateo Kovacic is close to agreeing to terms with the Blues, which will see him move to Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan. This is against UEFA's rules and Madrid are considering reporting the Italian club if they don't back down.

The Croatia worldwide is a sublime player but has world-class competition for a starting berth at Real Madrid - with Chelsea seemingly set to benefit.

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And Marca claim that he will join the Stamford Bridge club on loan with an announcement "in the next few hours".

Modric is yet to return for pre-season after an impressive World Cup campaign, but Lopetegui has calmed the nerves of Los Blancos supporters.

"I've not seen that Kovacic gone on strike", Lopetegui added. He's someone I hold in particular esteem, and who I am happy to have in the team.

25-year-old Croatia worldwide Kovacic moved to the Bernabeu for £25 million in 2015 from Inter Milan, although rather unsurprisingly he has struggled to dislodge Los Blancos superb midfield triumphant of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro. Today, Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Mateo Kovacic...

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