It’s no surprise that Manchester City are extremely absorbed in signing Mateo Kovacic. The Croatian international was approached by Man City after he was given a go ahead by Chelsea to leave.
The 29-year-old has already agreed to personal terms with the Citizens and only official meetings between the two club is supposedly left. Manchester City are aware of Chelsea’s want to restructure and renew their team after they encountered their worst campaign after the 1994/95 season. The Blues finished 12th in the campaign even after spending over £600 million last season.
Mauricio Pochettino, the new coach of Chelsea who overtook their interim manager Frank Lampard is determined to bring the glory days back at Stamford Bridge and is getting away with a lot of players. While Kovacic is being followed by Manchester City, Mason Mount is being chased by Manchester United, and Kai Havertz is being shown heavy interest by Arsenal.
While Arsenal and Chelsea are expected to fix the deal for Havertz at around £65 million, Mason Mount too will help Chelsea earn at least over £50 million. The Blues have already gotten rid of Kante and are looking to get Koulibaly and Aubameyang a deal as well.
Meanwhile, Manchester City are adamant in getting the sign of Mateo Kovacic. Pepe Guardiola has been said to be an admirer of the Croatian since his days at Real Madrid and wouldn’t give away a chance to sign him for only £25 million.
Kovacic was purchased by Chelsea for £34 million and his rate has declined since then courtesy minimum game time at London. Pep Guardiola though knows how to bring out the best in every player and wants to strengthen his midfield as he also faces the scare of losing Ikay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, and Riyad Mahrez from his playing XI.