There are, of course, a lot less Chelsea transfer rumours than usual this year.

The Premier League club are facing a transfer ban, and if they can’t get that reversed on appeal, or even delayed, then they won’t be able to register any new signings this summer.

The Italian media are therefore unable to link half of Serie A with a move to Stamford Bridge, as would usually be the case.

Today’s edition of Marca does have a mention for the Blues. It’s explained that Real Madrid are expected to sell Mateo Kovacic to Chelsea for €35m this summer.

There’s no explanation of how this stands with the rules.

Kovacic is said to be ‘delighted’ with his move to Chelsea, having wanted to leave Real Madrid.

If the unexpected happens and the English club move away from the purchase, then theres’s no worry for Madrid as they’re aware the player has a market elsewhere.