Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has confirmed that highly rated 21-year-old Mateo Kovacic has will join Real Madrid.

Mancini said that he was left with no choice but to sell young attacking duo Xherdan Shaqiri and Mateo Kovacic due to FIFA's Financial Fair Play rules.

Mancini said that after spending €40 million on Geoffery Kondogbia and Stevan Jovbetic, the club was forced to accept offers for Shaqiri and Kovacic in order to comply with UEFA's regulations. has reported that Inter have accepted a €35 million offer for the Croatian.