Chelsea set to rival Juventus for Real Madrid midfielder

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 31/08/2017

Chelsea set to rival Juventus for Real Madrid midfielder

Chelsea is set to rival Juventus for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic before the end of the summer deadline.

The Blue manager Antonio Conte is desperate to bolster his midfielder options, Chelsea will play in more competitions this season, unlike last season where they did not participate in the Champions League.

The Croatian international is also on the radar of Liverpool but the arrival of Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain has cooled off the deal.

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Despite interest from the Premier League duo, Juventus is ready to make a late bid to bring back the former Inter Milan midfielder playmaker to Italy according to Don Balon.

Juventus has tabled £46 million offer to tempt the European Champions to sell him, but Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is determined not to lose an important member of his squad with just hours to remaining to the close of the summer transfer window.

The Italian Champion is pressing hard to secure Kovacic’s signature but Real Madrid want to reward the Croatian with a pay rise to remain at the Bernabeu.

Since joining the club he’s managed to snare seven trophies, including back-to-back Champions League triumphs since he joined from Inter  Milan.