Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic will undergo his medicals in Chelsea on Wednesday ahead of a loan move.
Kovacic was offered to Chelsea on a season-long loan, plus £35m, as part of a swap-deal for Thibaut Courtois.
Courtois is expected to arrive at Bernabeu on deadline day to complete is move to Real Madrid
It is understood that Courtois was in Belgium on Wednesday morning awaiting permission from Chelsea to fly to Madrid to undergo a medical.
Thibaut Courtois made clear his desire to leave Chelsea before the closure of the transfer window this month by spurning talks with Maurizio Sarri and failing to report back for pre‑season training at the Premier League club for the second
The 24 year old Croatia midfielder expressed his desire to leave Real Madrid in search of first-team football during the World Cup.
Kovacic was part of Croatia’s squad in the 2018 FIFA World Cup but played just 183 minutes of their run to the final.
The midfielder was limited to just 10 La Liga appearances last season.