Mateo Kovacic will ‘do everything possible’ to leave Real Madrid this summer as Chelsea’s on-loan midfielder eyes permanent move
- Mateo Kovacic is reportedly keen to secure a permanent move to Chelsea
- Real Madrid star moved to Stamford Bridge last summer on a season-long loan
- It’s claimed he will ‘do everything possible’ to secure move away from Real
Mateo Kovacic has no plans to return to Real Madrid and is reportedly keen to secure a permanent move to Chelsea once his loan deal expires.
The Croatia midfielder moved to Stamford Bridge last summer on a season-long loan and has made 41 appearances for Maurizio Sarri’s side.
Kovacic, only 24, is due to return to the Bernabeu at the end of June but, according to Sportwitness via Marca, will ‘do everything possible’ to secure himself a move away from Real – to Chelsea or elsewhere.
Mateo Kovacic is reportedly keen to secure a permanent move to Chelsea after end of his loan
The return of Zinedine Zidane as manager has only hardened his resolve to leave Real Madrid
MATEO KOVACIC CV
2008-13: Dinamo Zagreb
2013-15: Inter Milan
2018-Present: Real Madrid
2018-19: Chelsea (loan)
Kovacic has won La Liga and three Champions League titles during his spell in the Spanish capital.
But it’s claimed he felt undervalued at Madrid and the return of Zinedine Zidane as manager has only hardened his resolve to leave.
A permanent move to Chelsea hangs in the balance, however, with the club facing a two-window transfer ban for breaching rules on the signing of overseas players under the age of 18.
Chelsea are appealing the decision but their hopes of signing Kovacic would reportedly rest on the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturning the ban – or allowing them to register players pending a full appeal.
FIFA are set to make a decision on their appeal before the summer transfer window opens but there would still be time for the club to seek an interim ruling at the CAS if things do not go their way.
Kovacic, meanwhile, is reportedly enjoying life in London, and Marca recently claimed signing for Chelsea before the end of the season was his ‘priority’.
It’s claimed Kovacic left Real Madrid because he felt he was undervalued by the Spanish club