Arsenal and Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are delighted to hear the news from talkSPORT that one of their transfer targets is not any closer to signing a new and improved contract at Inter Milan.
The two clubs have been linked with Inter’s Mateo Kovacic for some time now and the Italian giants were confident of tying the 20-year-old Croatian international to a fresh deal to ward off interest from the Premier League giants.
But that hasn’t gone to plan as he is still yet to sign. The interest from Europe is as strong as ever with Kovacic scoring five goals in 11 games from midfield so far this season.
And it is no shock to hear that Arsenal and Chelsea are keeping tabs on the youngster as they line up a deal to snap him up in the near future.
But despite fears of him leaving the San Siro due to not signing an improved deal, he still has three years remaining on his contract with the Nerazzurri and the player has admitted there is no rush to put pen to paper yet.
“It’s still early to talk about that, as I have a contract for a few years yet. The renewal is a long way away, then we’ll talk it over and see,” he said.
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