Chelsea were recently beaten in the Community Shield by Manchester City but Tiemoue Bakayoko failed to make it to the first team for the clash. AC Milan on the other hand have been in pursuit of a defensive midfielder and looked to have turned their options to Bakayoko after failing to lure Lorenzo Pellegrini out of AS Roma.
The change of guard however didn't bring any luck for him with new manager Maurizio Sarri deeming him surplus to requirements.
The French midfielder struggled during his first season in London after a big-money move from Monaco and is set to fall out of favour at Stamford Bridge.
A breakthrough was reached during talks with Madrid as news broke over the past 24 hours claiming that the Croatian global was due to fly-in to London to undergo his medical ahead of a move to Chelsea. I don't know who at the moment.
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Centre-back Kurt Zouma joined Everton yesterday although the transfer window closed for English clubs on Tuesday at 5pm, while Michy Batshuayi will spend the season with Valencia.
Kovacic could be part of a deal which will see Thibaut Courtois moving to Real after going AWOL and missing two consecutive training sessions.
Chelsea winger Willian has confirmed he has no desire to leave the Blues this season after being linked with a move to Jose Mourinho's Manchester United. We can not change important players now, so I think it's impossible. "So I think he is very happy to stay here". I have spoken with him three or four times for everything, and he never said something about the market.