Pep Guardiola is looking to overhaul his midfield options this summer, and the club are reportedly working on a deal to bring Chelsea star Mateo Kovacic to the Etihad. The report from Givemesport also claims that any deal isn’t likely to hinder any potential summer move for Jude Bellingham.
Man City working on summer transfer for Chelsea star
Guardiola is a long-time admirer of Kovacic, and the reports claim that City could be set to make their move for the Croatian this summer. City see the Blues midfielder as an ideal replacement for Ilkay Gundogan, who is set to depart Manchester in favor of a switch to Barcelona this summer.
Chelsea may see this summer as an ideal opportunity to cash in on Kovacic, as his current deal expires at the end of the 2023-24 season. The Blues are also reluctant to match his $100,000-per-week demands to extend his stay.
Kovacic has been a crucial player at Chelsea since joining the club from Real Madrid on a permanent deal in 2019. He has made 217 appearances across all competitions and was a key player in their Champions League triumph over Manchester City in 2021.