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Juventus target Chelsea star Mateo Kovacic

It’s no secret that Juventus are interested in Chelsea’s midfielder Mateo Kovacic. But who isn’t?

Reports in the Italian media claim that Juventus are targeting Chelsea star Mateo Kovacic.

The 28-year-old has been with Chelsea since 2019, having signed for the club from Real Madrid for 45 million euros. His current deal expires in 2024.

In 22 appearances this season, Kovacic has managed to score one goal and contributed with one assist.

Mateo Kovacic
Mateo Kovacic

The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Croatia. His record for Croatia is impressive. Kovacic has scored three goals in 91 matches for Croatia at senior level.

Mateo Kovacic is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Chelsea this summer and the list of suitors in the Croatia international continues to grow.

Massimiliano Allegri is eager to add a midfielder to the squad. He wants an experienced player that can be a leader on and off the pitch for him. The Croatia international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Allegri wants to target in the summer transfer window.

The Italian giants are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.


There is no doubt that Mateo Kovacic will take Juventus’s midfield to a different level. The former Real Madrid man has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic is emerging as a target for Italian giants Juventus. The Turin-based team are struggling in mid-table in Serie A this season after a financial irregularities-related points deduction. Per news outlet Calcio Mercato Web, Juve are looking at Kovacic as one of the options to revitalize their midfield. He may be an easier player to recruit, as compared to other stars, given Chelsea have Juve man Denis Zakaria on loan. The outlet believes that a Zakaria-Kovacic swap is possible in the summer. Chelsea are likely to go on another spending spree in the summer, and will likely sign a new central midfielder.”

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Juventus will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Kovacic to join the club.

The Blues would be wise to keep the Croatia international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.

Good signing for Juventus?

If Mateo Kovacic is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Juventus.

A midfielder of Kovacic’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Juventus squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Allegri’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.

Juventus fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

How strong that interest is and whether Juventus will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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