Chelsea ‘contact’ Real Madrid! Bargain £26 million midfielder all set for permanent Blues move
Fresh reports have claimed Chelsea have contacted Real Madrid about a permanent deal for midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
After months of speculation and a few days of talks, Chelsea managed to seal the signature of Kovacic on the final day of the transfer window after Thibaut Courtois forced his way to Madrid.
Kovacic has become a big part of the Chelsea side this season and has got the game time he had hoped after leaving the Bernabeu, as Sarri looks to help get the Blues back into a top four spot.
Now Spanish publication AS has claimed Madrid have decided to sell the Croat in the summer, and are willing to let him leave for just €30m (£26.7m), the fee they originally spent on him to buy him from Inter Milan in 2015.
The report goes on to say that Chelsea have contacted Madrid about the possibly of sealing a deal for Kovacic, who has admitted his love for the club since his switch to London.
‘I’m really happy at Chelsea,’ he recently said.
‘The city is amazing, the fans are great, the stadium, everything is nice, so I could imagine myself here.
‘After two years of struggling in Madrid, playing and then not playing, it was difficult. You don’t have the confidence, you don’t try the things you know.
‘This was my decision to go. Chelsea came, I spoke with the coach and the club. It was definitely just Chelsea for me. I wanted to come here and I am happy that it happened.’
Does Kovacic deserve a permanent Chelsea deal?
Chelsea managed to get a deal done for Kovacic in the summer in which they could -try-before-they buy and have so far been impressed by his performances and ability next to Jorginho and N’Golo Kante.
The midfielder is only 24-years of age and has plenty of time to develop into a world class midfielder, and if reports are true and Madrid are willing to sell for just £26 million, then he would become an absolute bargain for the club.