Chelsea have a somewhat uncertain summer ahead of them. Will Maurizio Sarri remain in charge? Will they be able to keep Eden Hazard? Which loanees will be brought into the first-team? So many questions, a club who are so poor at answering them.
Although there are so many unanswered concerns right now, all will become clearer in the coming weeks.
One thing that is for sure though, is that Chelsea have a transfer ban and are not able to sign anyone this summer, apart from current loanees such as Mateo Kovacic.
The Telegraph reported late last week, that following Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s injury, Chelsea are preparing to snap up Kovacic on a permanent deal to bolster their midfield, even with Mason Mount potentially having a part to play in the squad next season.
Having made 32 appearances in the Premier League, the former Inter Milan ace was a regular in Chelsea’s starting line-up but one that failed to inspire on occasion. He does have great potential, being 25-years-old, but Chelsea will rightly be expecting a great deal more if they’re to shell out at least £30 million to sign him.
Kovacic (who is valued at £31.5 million on Transfermarkt) is seemingly no longer wanted by Real Madrid and so a move back to Stamford Bridge would make sense for all involved. Obviously, he and Gonzalo Higuain are the only players Chelsea can sign permanently this summer and it would be a sensible thing to do, especially if the Blues were to suffer any more injury blows before the start of the next campaign.
The 25-year-old has shown his ability at times and would at the very least, be an important squad player that Sarri can call upon from time-to-time. Yes, he needs to do more in terms of actually racking up goals and assists, but the Champions League-winner is a signing that makes sense.
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