Mateo Kovacic has told the Chelsea management that he wants to join the club on a long term agreement in this summer transfer window, according to reports.
The 25-year-old Real Madrid midfielder, whose loan deal at the Stamford Bridge is set to expire on the 30th June, and Chelsea has time until Sunday to secure the deal.
Despite a two-window transfer ban imposed on Chelsea, the Blues have an option of signing Kovacic on a long term agreement, as he is already a registered player at the club.
Real signed the Croatian international from Dinamo Zagreb for a fee of £30m and would be willing to cash around £45million if Chelsea agrees to sign terms to an agreement with Kovacic.
During Sarri’s one year stint at Chelsea, Kovacic was a first-team player, as he appeared in 51 games for the Europa League winners.
It has to be seen if the new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will keep Kovacic in the Chelsea squad or not.
The rumoured reports also suggest that Inter Milan and AC Milan have shown their interest in signing Kovacic for the next season.
In other Chelsea news, Frank Lampard expected to be a Chelsea manager by next week