By 90Min
June 25, 2019

Mateo Kovacic is unsure where he will be playing next season with Chelsea yet to make his loan move permanent, despite their impending transfer ban.

Former manager Maurizio Sarri had been keen to retain Kovacic, but his departure to Juventus has seen doubts emerge over Kovacic's future. Having spent last season with the club, he is already registered at Stamford Bridge, so would still be able to join permanently if Chelsea opt to pursue such a deal.

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However, according to GoalChelsea are yet to inform Kovacic of their decision, leaving the 25-year-old uncertain as to where he will be playing in the upcoming campaign.

He enjoyed a mixed season with the Blues, registering just two assists in 51 appearances. Many fans grew frustrated with his lack of goal threat, especially in a midfield which also contained N'Golo Kante and Jorginho.

With Derby County boss Frank Lampard thought to be nearing a return to Stamford Bridge, Kovacic's future is unclear, especially as a return to Real Madrid seems incredibly unlikely.

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Los Blancos are eager to part ways with Kovacic as part of their push to raise transfer funds. They are looking to recover around £270m, with Goal claiming that Kovacic is one of 13 players who are nearing the exit door at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The likes of James Rodriguez, Keylor Navas, Isco and Gareth Bale are thought to be the most likely sources of income this summer, but Real are also looking to part ways with first-team members Dani Ceballos, Sergio Reguilon and Jesus Vallejo, who could all raise a considerable amount as well.

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Zinedine Zidane is eager to try balance the books at the Bernabeu, having spent heavily on Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy and Eder Militao already this summer. 


However, he is also planning on adding one more blockbuster name, with the La Liga giants set to choose between Paul Pogba and Christian Eriksen.

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