Mateo Kovacic’s future at Chelsea is in doubt as the midfielder enters the final year of his contract, with Bayern Munich, Manchester City, and Manchester United expressing interest in the Croatian. Chelsea, who have gone on a spending spree recently, have no interest in keeping players beyond the final year of their contract, which is the case with Kovacic. As a result, the club is under pressure to raise funds and is considering selling some of its high-profile players.
Another Blues midfielder, Mason Mount, is being pursued by Liverpool, Arsenal, Bayern, and United, and could also leave the club this summer. However, the Croatian international is the subject of interest from Bayern, City, and United, with the German club being the favourite to sign him. Kovacic played under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea and could be reunited with him at Allianz Arena.
Despite his importance to the London Giants, Kovacic has yet to indicate that he will extend his contract. He joined the club from Real Madrid in 2018 and has won the Champions League, Europa League, and Club World Cup with them. The midfielder is a prolific ball carrier with superior tactical intelligence that would be attractive to many top teams, but losing him would be a significant setback for the Blues. The club, however, has several options in midfield, having signed Enzo Fernández in January for £106.8m and trying to negotiate a new deal with N’Golo Kanté.
Manchester United keen on signing midfielder this summer
Manchester United is interested in adding more physicality to their squad this summer, and Kovacic’s ability to carry the ball could help the team. Manchester City, on the other hand, may need to strengthen their midfield if Ilkay Gündogan leaves on a free transfer with rumours linking him with Barcelona. Bayern Munich is looking to add quality to their squad as Tuchel aims to perform better in the Champions League next season.
Chelsea has accepted that Kovacic is likely to leave, but the situation will not change before the end of the season. Manchester United will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on developments, with the possibility of signing such a talented midfielder.
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