- Mateo Kovacic has emerged as a summer transfer target for Chelsea
- The Croatia international is also wanted by Manchester United
- He won silver at the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia
Real Madrid star Mateo Kovacic has reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for Chelsea who have joined Manchester United in the race to sign the Croatia international.
Recently, the 24-year-old revealed that he wants to leave the Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, but he is not interested in a move to Manchester United.
The deep-lying play-maker is aware that his style is not well-suited to the Special One's orders and that has piqued the interest of Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.
Despite the £53m arrival of Jorginho, Chelsea new coach Maurizio Sarri wants the signing of more midfielders that will help the club fight for titles next season.
Last season, Chelsea under Antonio Conte won the FA Cup title, but they failed to qualify for the 2018/19 Champions League campaign.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Premier League campaigners Manchester United launched a £54 million bid for Real Madrid star Mateo Kovacic with the hopes of bringing the Croat to Old Trafford.
According to the report, Mateo Kovacic is ready to leave European champions Real Madrid this summer, but not for a move to Manchester United.
Last season, the 24-year-old started only 10 games for Real Madrid and lack of active playing times is one of the factors that the player is considering to face the exit doors.
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