From Real Madrid to Chelsea
Back in the summer transfer window, Mateo Kovacic moved from Real Madrid to Chelsea on loan.
Kovacic, who played for Croatia at the World Cup, agreed a one-year deal to move to west London.
Crucially, Chelsea failed to secure an option to buy Kovacic at the end of his loan deal.
Put another way, Kovacic is set to return to Real Madrid when his time at Chelsea expires.
Kovacic could stay at Chelsea if Real Madrid are open to that. But right now it’s unclear...