According to reports, Premier League giants Chelsea FC have approached reigning European champions Real Madrid about the possibility of signing Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Maurizio Sarri, who have see to only two signings this summer since replacing Antonio Conte earlier last month, is believed to be a long-term admirer of the 3-time Champions League winner
, having watched him closely during his days in Italy with Inter Milan.
It’s believed Manchester City are also interested in signing the midfielder, having seen their approach for likes of Fred and Jorginho hijacked by Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. But with Chelsea strongly working on signing the midfielder before the transfer window closes next Thursday, it could end up being a bidding war between the two British giants.
Sarri is expected to sign a midfielder and possibly one centre-back before the transfer deadline and the Real Madrid midfielder can turn out to be an alternative to Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey, who’s also said to be Chelsea’s target.
Kovacic, who is currently on a holiday after reaching the World Cup finals with European underdogs Croatia is yet to return to pre-season. The Croatian can turn out to be a good fit for an attack-minded role in Maurizio Sarri’s three-headed midfield.