Chelsea deal close: World class midfielder has now agreed personal terms

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CHELSEA midfielder Mateo Kovacic has now agreed personal terms with Manchester City

Chelsea have been one of the most active sides in the transfer windows over the last few seasons – and there are alot of changes going on in the club – with a new board – and possibly a new manager.

Kovacic, 28, has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and is free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs in January 2024. Chelsea do not want to lose the man, but there is a feeling that he is ready to depart the club.

Kovacic had been in talks with the Premier League champions over the last week but there has now been a breakthrough, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Croatian is said to be keen on the move with Chelsea happy to let him go.

Speaking about the transfer rumours yesterday, he said: “Manchester City is a top team and deserves to be in the Champions League final. That’s what I have to say. The summer is long, we’ll see what happens.

“Chelsea is phenomenal for me. I love the city and the fans, they love me, I have wonderful memories of Chelsea. We’ll see what happens.”

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Look, Kovacic has been a brilliant player for CHELSEA over the seasons there is no doubt about that – but a move to Man City will give him more chances to win titles – even if he does not play on a weekly basis.

He is a player that will add depth to that Man City squad and although he may not play every week – he will get alot of game time.

It is a surprise to see that Chelsea are willing to let the man leave – but at the end of the day – if he does not want to be at the club then the best thing for the club is to let him leave.

And they buy a better alternative

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