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10 Aug 2018 20:14:05
I don't think neither Chelsea or RM will confirm to the public whether Kovacic has an option to buy on the loan.

It makes sense because if Chelsea are not interested in making the loan permanent then other clubs could show interest, however if it became public that there is an option then maybe other clubs wouldn't show interest knowing Chelsea got the option first. Also a loan would help balance Chelsea's books this year given that we haven't made an major sales and spent a fair amount.

Regardless of the above, Kovacic has pretty much confirmed that there must be either an option or obligation to buy. His farewell message isn't one you would expect if you were going out on a season long loan. it's a farewell message cutting off ties. What are your thoughts ed1? Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - hard to say, Real Madrid did want him as the long term replacement for Luka Modric, however Modric is not yet in need of replacing and Kovacic has not shown the ability yet to be good enough to push him out. They do have a rebuild to do, so they are probably willing to sacrifice him.}

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10 Aug 2018 20:35:02
Cheers for the reply Ed1, appreciated as always mate. It's just an odd message and something you would do when you are sold. I think that message has said a lot about the deal despite neither clubs uttering a word yet.

{Ed001's Note - Kovacic has been looking for a move away, so he might just be hoping rather than expecting.}

10 Aug 2018 20:42:31
Again that could be true aswel ed1, he could also be forcing there hands. Either way it's interesting. Thanks for your input Ed1, appreciated.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

10 Aug 2018 22:52:17
Heard today that Real Madrid is in talks to give Modric a raise (s po that he stays at the club) ; and Real Madrid are very close to agreeing a deal for Thiago Alcantara (maybe a Kovacic replacement? ) . I don't know if that would have any sort of bearing on Kovacic deal?

11 Aug 2018 09:19:08
I think what will happen is that thiago might come in to replace kroos and if real sign MILINKOVIC SAVIC then they have effectively upgraded on kovacic on current abilities of players.

11 Aug 2018 09:53:53
let's see how he is first. if he plays well I'm sure chelsea will buy him.



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