- Croatia midfielder Mater Kovacic on the verge of joining Chelsea on loan this summer
- The former Inter Milan star has been linked with a move away from the Spanish League giants
- Manchester United are also said to be interested in the Galacticos star
FA Cup champions Chelsea have reportedly concluded plans to sign Real Madrid star Mateo Kovacic on a season long loan deal before the close of the summer transfer window.
The Blues have only managed to sign two players this summer Jorginho from Napoli and Rob Green who came into the club as a free agent.
However, with less than two days to the wrap of this summer's transfer window, the Stamford Bridge outfit are all out to fortify their squad to compete favourable for titles this season.
The Croatian midfielder has a contract with Los Blancos until the summer of 2021 after joining the club from Inter Milan in 2015.
Kovacic has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu following his limited playing time at the club in previous seasons.
Though, the arrival of Julen Lopetegui means he could get more engagement with the current European champions, but the player will not take chances.
He is said to be wanted by fellow Premier League giants Manchester United and Tottenham, but the Blues appear favourites as both parties seem to have reached an agreement and an announcement is imminent.
Since he joined the club three years back, he has made 73 appearances and scored once in the process and has won nine titles - three of those are Champions Leagues.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Chelsea are interested in signing Real Madrid star Mateo Kovacic before the start of 2018-19 season.
The Blues were earlier linked a move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey who is yet to sign a new deal with the north Londoners.
Ramsey has just 12 months on his current deal with the Gunners and he is said to be negotiating terms for new deal.
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