Chelsea FC face competition from Tottenham to sign proven La Liga midfielder – report

Chelsea FC and Tottenham are both interested in a deal to sign Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to a report

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Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur have both made enquiries about the possibility of signing Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to a report in Italy.

Sky Sport Italia, as quoted by talkSPORT, is reporting that Chelsea FC and Tottenham have both made an approach to sign the Croatia international this summer.

The same article states that 24-year-old is considering a potential exit at Real Madrid this summer after failing to hold down a regular starting spot,

According to the same story, Real Madrid could be forced to sell Kovacic this summer, which has alerted Premier League duo Chelsea FC and Spurs.

The 24-year-old has only managed to start a staggering 37 games since his move to Real Madrid from Italian giants Inter Milan in 2015.

The Croatia international has won three successive Champions League titles and the 2016-17 La Liga crown during his three-season stint at The Bernabeu.

Kovacic has impressed at the World Cup in Russia after helping Croatia to reach the quarter-finals following a penalty shootout win over Denmark in the last 16.

Chelsea FC and Tottenham haven’t signed any players in the summer transfer window so far, unlike their rivals Arsenal, Liverpool FC and Manchester United who have all been active.

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