Date: 13th June 2019 at 6:06am
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As things stand, Chelsea are going into the transfer window with zero possibility of signing new players.

However, they would be able to register existing players for the forthcoming season – including those on loan.

But after being given the opportunity to make Mateo Kovacic’s temporary deal a permanent one, reports suggest the club are turning the midfielder down after deciding not to meet Real Madrid’s demands for the player.

Having just sold them Eden Hazard, Chelsea may have been seeking a cut-price move after leaving Kovacic out of direct negotiations within the Hazard deal.

But after being quoted €50m (£44.41m) for the 25-year-old, it seems the club will make do without the midfielder – with plenty to arrive back from loan moves this summer.

And fans agree that Kovacic would not be worth the money, with the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Lewis Baker and Mason Mount all potentially returning to the Chelsea midfield next season.

Kovacic never scored for Chelsea in his brief spell at Stamford Bridge, and only assisted twice all year. With that in mind, perhaps it’s unsurprising that these Blues fans were breathing a sigh of relief as the club pass on outlaying huge money on the Croatian: