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There was a reason he earned his big-money move to Real Madrid in the first place, but the competition for game-time in the Los Blancos midfield is tough.

25-year-old Croatia global Kovacic moved to the Bernabeu for £25 million in 2015 from Inter Milan, but rather unsurprisingly he has struggled to dislodge Los Blancos superb midfield triumphant of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro.

Last month, Italy global striker Eder made such a move, swapping the Serie A club for Suning after two and a half seasons in Milan.

"I believe that Modric and Kovacic are going to be very happy to play at Real Madrid".

Sources expect Courtois to fail to report once again as he waits to find out whether or not Chelsea accept Real's £35million offer.

Kovacic wants to leave Madrid because of his lack of playing time.

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Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has attempted to end speculation over Luka Modric's future.

With a complete skillset and the ability to play in a variety of different midfield roles, he is an excellent fit for the style of football that Sarri wants to instil into the Chelsea team.

It is said that if Real are not willing to sell Kovacic, the only way to talk him down and convince him to stay is with the guarantee of a regular starting place.

Real Madrid close out their ICC campaign against Roma on Tuesday before facing local rivals Atletico in the UEFA Super Cup on August 15.

Chelsea are reportedly set to snap up Tottenham Hotspur target Mateo Kovacic on loan.

Madrid decision to hold on the player may backfire as the player is unwilling to play and they will not be able to get the best out of him in his this state of mind.