Manchester United emerge as surprise candidates in pursuit of Chelsea midfielder

Manchester United are reportedly interested in Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic.

According to The Guardian, the Blues are preparing for the departure of the Croatian, who has one year remaining on his current deal and interest gathering from the likes of United, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

Todd Boehly’s extravagant start to life as Chelsea owner saw the club spend £585.5 million over the past two transfer windows, all to end up in 11th place and on their lowest-ever points tally in the Premier League. Yikes!

Chelsea switch focus from incomings to outgoings

Consequently, the board at Stamford Bridge will now be forced to send several players packing this summer in a bid to decrease the number of players in the squad and reduce the wage bill, as well as make some space in the changing room.

With Chelsea unwilling to see their stars exit on free transfers, certain players that are entering their final contracted season could be listed on the market this summer. This includes the aforementioned Kovacic and England international Mason Mount.

Whether or not the Red Devils will actually table a bid for 29-year-old Kovacic remains to be seen, but his experience, dominance, agility and passing wouldn’t go amiss in our midfield.

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