Real Madrid Croatian star shuns Real Madrid training

Real Madrid Croatian star shuns Real Madrid training

Real Madrid Croatian star shuns Real Madrid training

Real Madrid have offered to loan Mateo Kovacic to Chelsea in order to persuade them to sell Thibaut Courtois, according to Sky sources. We'll look for solutions.

Belgium worldwide Courtois has not reported for training with Chelsea this week amid intense speculation he is set to swap Stamford Bridge for the Santiago Bernabeu.

"Courtois? I can't speak on that at this time".

Elaborating on the "solutions" he is talking about, the manager said that if Kovacic leaves then the club would find a top quality replacement.

"Regarding Modric, the president has spoken on the issue and I've nothing further to add".

"If he leaves, we will have to look for a player of his level, because we want a balanced team".

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has already splashed out on Jorginho but he admitted last week he wanted another midfielder to compliment the Italian worldwide and N'Golo Kante in the middle of the park.

AS also revealed that Chelsea want Kepa Arrizabalaga, 23, to be his replacement and "are willing to pay the €80 million release clause" to Athletic Bilbao for the Spain worldwide.

Milinkovic recently stated that he is happy at Lazio but "in football you never know what happens". "I can have this opportunity and it's one I want right now", he said.

Chelsea, meanwhile, beat Lyon on penalties in a pre-season friendly last night following a 0-0 draw.

But Green is not expected to feature in the Premier League, as he will feature as back-up in Chelsea's squad.

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