Chelsea key player tells board he wants to leave
Mateo Kovacic reportedly wants to leave Chelsea this summer as former boss Thomas Tuchel eyes him up as a Bayern Munich target.
Chelsea have been one of the most active sides in the transfer windows over the last few seasons – and there are alot of changes going on in the club – with a new board – and possibly a new manager.
Kovacic, 28, has entered the final 16 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and is free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs in January 2024. Chelsea do not want to lose the man, but there is a feeling that he is ready to depart the club.
Now – According to German outlet Sport1, Kovacic is seeking a way out of Stamford Bridge and has reportedly told the board that he would like to leave.
Tuchel has been keen to sign the midfielder and would very much like to take him to Germany.
It is understood that Chelsea would rather sell him to a club outside of England that a club in the Premier League.
Kovacic is a very gifted player that will have many options if he comes onto the market – so we would not be surprised to see him leave.
This CHELSEA is a working project and may need some time before they are winning the Premier League and Champions League again – and at 28 years of age – Kovacic knows he does not have too many more seasons at the top of the game that is for sure.
So even though Mauricio Pochettino is on his way to the club – Kovacic may feel that now is the best time to leave the club and seek a fresh challenge in the game.
But the Blues will need to sign an adequate replacement if he does officially leave the club.