PM: Chelsea midfielder wants Italy return as Milan directors hold talks in London

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan directors spoke with the agents of Mateo Kovacic during their recent trip to London and have been offered the chance to sign the midfielder, a report claims.

According to a report from PianetaMilan, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara met with representatives from Kovacic’s agency VPA Sports Verified and they were offered the Croatia international ahead of the summer.

It is looking increasingly likely that Chelsea will miss out on Champions League qualification and possibly even the Europa League too while Kovacic’s contract runs out in June 2024 and he is playing less under Graham Potter, so a summer exit could eb mutually beneficial.

During the meeting it was made clear to Milan that Kovacic – who is 28 now – would like to return to Italy and to Milano having played for Inter before, with the Rossoneri being a destination he would consider welcome.

It remains to be seen if his salary demands would fall in line with Milan’s parameters because he earns close to €6m gross per season at Chelsea, but the Diavolo would be able to benefit from the Growth Decree if he were to sign a deal of two or more years.

Kovacic is therefore an option for Milan in their search to reinforce the midfield this summer but the terms of the deal would be evaluated along with any other more suitable targets.

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  1. This would solve a lot of our problems. But I doubt they will spend the money for him. They’ll just sign another 20 year old who may or my not develop into a good player in a couple years. Sad.

  2. We don’t need another player who’s performance relies so heavily on the rest of the team. Playing at Milan drags those types of players down.

  3. Imagine if we could replace Pioli with DeZerbi and then re-sign Locatelli – our midfield would be sweet.

    And then we only need to sign a few promising yet solid younger players and maybe 1 or two experienced players.

    Kovacevic, Aouar, Beto, Andrea Cambiaso, Matteo Lovato, Nahuel Molina

    Leao, Giroud and Zlatan

    Especially if we can go to a 3-5-2





  4. If we signed most of the players that actually wanted to sign for us, we’d have close to a formidable team right now. For some odd reason AC Milan right now seems like a bad love who pays no attention to those who loves her and runs after those who are below those who love her and those who they pursue will leave her hurt and she’d continue to hope it all turns out well. It’s madness

  5. Kovacic, Aouar, Bolagin, Lang. Get rid of Origi, Saelemakers, Messias, Adli, and that left back that’s supposed to relief Theo.

  6. “It is looking increasingly likely that Chelsea will miss out on Champions League qualification and possibly even the Europa League too”

    You can also replace the word “Chelsea” with a more familiar word that can also be seen in the name of this site.

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