A recent report suggests that several of Chelsea’s previous managers have privately shared a common observation about Mateo Kovacic.
According to The Athletic, the club’s past managers have all noted that the soon-to-be Manchester City player faces difficulties in following instructions when his team is not in possession of the ball.
It has been reported that Chelsea, considering Kovacic’s contract expiration in a year, is now prepared to sell him for a reasonable fee. The acquisition is seen as a replacement for Ilkay Gundogan, who is departing after establishing himself as a club legend.
Currently undergoing a complete midfield overhaul, Chelsea is in the process of reshaping their squad, with only Enzo Fernandez considered safe from being sold. N’Golo Kante has decided to pursue a new challenge in Saudi Arabia after receiving a lucrative offer, as his Chelsea contract was set to expire this summer.
Previous managers have reportedly expressed uncertainty about Conor Gallagher’s future in the side, despite his recent statement expressing his fondness for being part of the team. However, the club acknowledges his significant market value, particularly given his development through the academy ranks. As they focus on replacing outgoing players, reports suggest that attention is now shifting towards identifying potential signings.
Brighton’s Moises Caicedo has emerged as the primary target for Chelsea in that position, with his skill set appearing to complement Fernandez’s abilities perfectly. This potential acquisition could mark the beginning of an impressive foundation for the Chelsea squad under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino.