Transfer: Chelsea in shock swoop for Real Madrid midfielder

Transfer: Chelsea in shock swoop for Real Madrid midfielder

Transfer: Chelsea in shock swoop for Real Madrid midfielder

Today, United are trying to convince Mateo Kovacic to join the club...

It was a rather forgettable night for Spanish giants Real Madrid after suffering defeat to Manchester United in pre-season, but one player in particular will remember it for the rest of his life.

Even though, when the season starts Antonio Valencia will take over the captaincy, the pre-season tour has shown that United have more than one captain in the dressing room.

The newspaper claimed that United had made a £53m (€60m) bid for the midfielder, with Mourinho desperate to spend big to catch Manchester City.


Marca recently claimed the Red Devils had made an offer for the Croatia worldwide, only for the player himself to turn his nose up at the prospect of the move because he's not enchanted by the club's tactics or style of play under Mourinho.

Although United have signed Fred this summer, Paul Pogba's form is a worry and Mourinho could certainly do with Kovacic returning his affection.

The 59-year-old has already snapped-up Jorginho from Napoli but Sarri has confirmed he's still in the market for another central midfielder amid reports Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater will be on the move before the close of the window and it appears Kovacic is on his radar.

The Spanish midfielder arrived at Old Trafford back in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao and was an instant hit with the United fans for his workman like style of play, epitomised by the performance against Chelsea previous year where he man-marked Eden Hazard out of the game.

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