The midfield remains the key area for Juventus to address in the next couple of transfer windows. According to the football transfer rumours in Italian media, Juventus are targeting Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic. He has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Croatia international joined Chelsea from Real Madrid for a fee in the region of 45 million euros in 2019. His current deal runs out in the summer of 2024.
The midfielder has found the back of the net on one occasion and picked up one assist in 22 matches for Chelsea this season across various competitions.
He is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Croatia. The Chelsea midfielder has also represented Croatia at various youth levels before going on to secure 91 senior caps for his country thus far.
Adding a midfielder remains Juventus’s top priority this summer and Massimiliano Allegri will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming months.
Allegri is a firm fan of Chelsea midfielder and Juventus could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Someone with Mateo Kovacic’s skillset and potential will no doubt be an excellent signing for Juventus boss Allegri.
Mateo Kovacic is a skilled midfielder who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic is emerging as a target for Italian giants Juventus. The Turin-based team are struggling in mid-table in Serie A this season after a financial irregularities-related points deduction. Per news outlet Calcio Mercato Web, Juve are looking at Kovacic as one of the options to revitalize their midfield. He may be an easier player to recruit, as compared to other stars, given Chelsea have Juve man Denis Zakaria on loan. The outlet believes that a Zakaria-Kovacic swap is possible in the summer. Chelsea are likely to go on another spending spree in the summer, and will likely sign a new central midfielder.”
Juventus will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Chelsea to the negotiating table. The Italian giants have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Chelsea will be ready to part ways with the midfielder should the right offer arrives.
Good signing for Juventus?
Signing the 28-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Allegri.
The 28-year-old will be fantastic addition to Juventus’ squad.
It will be interesting to see if Juventus can convince the English outfit to sell Kovacic in the coming transfer window.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.