With just a year remaining on his contract, the 26-year-old had been absent from training this week as he looked to push through a move before the transfer window ended for Chelsea on Thursday. Maurizio Sarri was supposed to speak with Courtois to discuss his future at the club and missing out on such an important meeting certainly spells an end to his Blues career.
Modric - victor of the Golden Ball as he helped his national side to the World Cup final earlier this summer - had hoped to meet Real president Florentino President on Wednesday to make his intentions clear. Modric and Real Madrid's number one Perez are to meet face-to-face tomorrow wherein it is expected that Modric will reiterate his desire to move on from Los Blancos and face a new challenge elsewhere.
I am really happy and excited to be here at Chelsea. To all my teammates over the years and the ones I leave behind in the dressing room - you are the best.
"If he can come, it would be fantastic", he said.
Speaking about his move to Stamford Bridge, Kovacic expressed his excitement about the chance to play in the Premier League.
Courtois, meanwhile, has revealed that Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas was something of a hero of his when growing up.
You can't blame Courtois for wanting to join arguably the biggest club on the planet but going AWOL isn't the best way to repay a club which has paid your wages for the last seven years.
'Today I am realising a dream.
Courtois could make his debut in the UEFA Super Cup next Wednesday against Atletico.
Are Chelsea fans right to be angry at him?