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Real Madrid give up as Kovacic set for Chelsea loan

Real Madrid give up as Kovacic set for Chelsea loan

Spanish publication Marca are reporting that Kovacic has now refused to train with Real until his future is sorted, which is certainly curious timing considering that the English transfer window closes at 5pm this coming Thursday.

Inter would see the signing of one of the best in the world as an answer to Juventus signing Ronaldo and it appears if Serie A is starting to become a more attractive option once again.

Club president Florentino Perez insists that any bidding suitors must meet Modric's astonishing £669million release clause with the European champions.

We agreed to speak on August 8 but he is a player who I love and we are happy to have him here.

But it has been claimed that Modric wants out of the Bernabeu outfit with the terms on offer with Inter dwarfing what he is now paid at Real - AS suggesting he would be paid €3.5m (£3.1m) a year extra.

"The president [Florentino Perez] was clear and unequivocal", Lopetegui said.

Having featured for Croatia in the World Cup final in Russia, Kovacic wants a more prominent role in club football.

"Luka is a Real Madrid player and I have no doubt that he will stay here". The 24-year-old Croatia global is keen to play more regularly than he does for Real but the club do not want to sell him because he is a good deputy for 32-year-old Luka Modric.

"I've not seen that he's gone on strike", Lopetegui said.

Inter's hopes of signing Luka Modric from Real Madrid have received a huge boost after the club's parent company Suning offered to help pay the Croatian's wages.

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