Mateo Kovacic loan from Real Madrid ’to be announced today’

Florentino Perez and Luka Modric

25-year-old Croatia worldwide Kovacic moved to the Bernabeu for £25 million in 2015 from Inter Milan, but rather unsurprisingly he has struggled to dislodge Los Blancos superb midfield triumphant of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro.

Modric then went into the World Cup in buoyant move, and he managed to lead his Croatian side to the World Cup final.

Corriere dello Sport have been largely reporting Inter's interest as they look to bounce back and match Juventus' move for Cristiano Ronaldo by bringing the Croatian global to the club.

Kovacic wants to leave Madrid because of his lack of playing time.

It follows Cristiano Ronaldo swapping the Spanish capital for Italy after agreeing a move to Juventus following a trophy-laden spell at the Bernabeu. Luka is a Madrid player and will continue to be, I have no doubt.

Modric has been a vital cog in Madrid's midfield over the last few years, helping them to three successive Champions League titles.

But speaking in NY ahead of Tuesday's International Champions Cup clash with Roma, Lopetegui said he believed both Croatia internationals were content.

"I think the president said it, I don't think there's much more to add", the manager told a news conference, according to FourFourTwo.

'Modric's an extraordinary player, we await him with open arms.

Modric enters his seventh season as a Real Madrid player this campaign and has cemented himself as a key figure in the squad.

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