Mateo Kovacic, Chelsea midfielder, has one year left on his contract; Manchester City have long been interested in the Croatian midfielder; the 29-year-old has started 27 of 50 games for the Blues this season.
Manchester City and Chelsea have held preliminary negotiations about signing midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
There has yet to be an official offer.
The contract of Kovacic expires next summer, and talks have taken place between City and the player’s representation.
The 29-year-old midfielder started 27 of 50 games this season, but he missed eight due to injury or sickness.
Pep Guardiola appears to be weighing his midfield options, with Ilkay Gundogan’s contract expiring this summer and Barcelona showing interest.
Kalvin Phillips, who arrived from Leeds United last summer for £45 million, has only appeared in two Premier League games.
Chelsea must sell players this summer in order to downsize their team and meet FFP criteria following their failure to qualify for Europe.