Chelsea lent to Mateo Kovacic for next season. There are mixed messages on a purchase option and Chelsea will wait to see if the move has been good. Maurizio Sarri wanted a new midfielder with different characteristics and, according to all the reports, he got exactly this at Kovacic. The Croatian struggled to get into Real Madrid in midfield, but not for lack of talent. Once he is fit and acclimatized, he walks straight to the starting point of Chelsea. But there are conflicting reports on the nature of his agreement. Fortunately, the answer can only be binary: it is on loan with a purchase option or is on loan without a purchase option. This keeps the final result of his loan simple but opens up many other variables. The truth is that Chelsea will not know if this loan was a good idea or not for at least a year. When the loan ends and the relapse resolves, the Blues can look back and say if he made the right move. There are two ways in which the move can be considered good. The first is the simple one in which Chelsea has a purchase clause and Kovacic joins the very cheap Blues. This is the ideal way this agreement should take place. Meanwhile, Kovacic has a fantastic season, falls in love with London and the Blues, and the purchase option is an easy move to make. The other way this agreement can be good is about Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The British is borrowed from a Premier League club. It sounds a ton and makes fantastically. In a year, Kovacic returns to Real Madrid and Loftus-Cheek is brought into the starting XI of Chelsea after a great year on loan to be developed. The Blues get a good player for a year to bridge the gap before Loftus-Cheek was ready. But there are many ways in which this agreement can be considered bad. First of all, Chelsea has substantially rewarded Thibaut Courtois for losing and gaining the wheels by taking a player who did not have a clear lead role in the hands of Real Madrid. Kovacic spent a year at the Blues until his Real Madrid path is unclear and Real Madrid gets cheap Courtois. In other words, Real Madrid has virtually stolen Chelsea. O Ruben Loftus-Cheek chooses to stay and plays very little. At his age, he can not afford it. So, if both Ross Barkley and Kovacic are blocking his path, Loftus-Cheek stagnates and is not ready when Kovacic leaves at the end of the season. There is also the option where Kovacic returns to Real Madrid after his loan but wants to return to Chelsea. Even the Blues are excited about this scenario, but will have to pay an arm and a leg to get back Kovacic. So what does Real Madrid suggest? Eden Hazard is going to the other side. That would be the double theft of Chelsea. Next: Chronology of Chelsea's day limit: Zero, a few heroes, only a Papy All in all, the agreement is good for the short term. Kovacic is a great player who improves Chelsea right now. But there's a lot more around this deal to call it good or bad without knowing if there's an option to buy. The only way the fans and the club know will be in a year when they will see the consequences of the movement.