Manchester City set to raid Chelsea for prized asset

Chelsea midfielder Kovacic on the move

Manchester City set to raid Chelsea for prized asset

Stephen Oladehinde 18:54 - 31.05.2023

Manchester City are looking to bolster their midfield for next season and has already initiated a discussion with Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic according to the latest report.

Kovacic who was signed by Chelsea from Real Madrid in 2018 for 45 million euros has just one year left in his contract and he is yet to sign a new contract extension with the Blues.

The Croatian has been an important member of Chelsea's midfield for many years and has made 221 appearances, scored six goals and provided 11 assists but their bad season may have caused him to think about leaving.

It has been reported that Manchester City are monitoring his situation at Chelsea and have made concrete moves for him.

Mateo Kovacic could be on his way out of Chelsea
Mateo Kovacic could be on his way out of Chelsea

Chelsea are open to selling Kovacic

New manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to offload some players in the Chelsea team and bring new faces and Kovacic might be one of them.

Fabrizio Romano, who recently posted on his Twitter account, said that "Man City have opened concrete talks to sign Mateo Kovacic in the summer. Positive discussions took place with the player's camp in the last few days over personal terms."

The 29-year-old could be on his way to the Etihad in the coming weeks if a deal can be agreed upon between both clubs, with Chelsea open to selling the midfielder in the summer.

Man City considering other targets

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is also monitoring other targets as they prepare a possible replacement for Ikay Gündogan who could leave when his contract expires in June.

Brighton midfielder Julio Enciso is a new target for City after the Paraguayan impressed during their encounter earlier this month.

The 21-year-old equalised for Brighton against Premier League champion Man City, with the goal being a strong contender for goal of the season.

According to reports from the Mirror, the teenager would make a suitable understudy for Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan before they leave Man City.