Chelsea will accept £40million for transfer of player to Manchester City

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According to Football Insider, Chelsea will demand between £30-40million for Manchester City target Mateo Kovacic in the summer window.

The report adds: “The Blues midfielder, 29, is entering the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge – and the Londoners could be forced to cash in as they look to trim the squad and balance the books in the off-season.

“Well-placed sources have told Football Insider that Pep Guardiola is a “big fan” of Kovacic as he looks to expand his midfield ranks in the off-season.

“Kovacic has notched two goals and two assists in 35 appearances across all competitions this season.

“However, the £100,000-a-week star has managed just 16 Premier League starts in the 2022-23 campaign – with injuries and new signings limiting his Chelsea involvement.

“The Croatia international has won four Champions League titles, one La Liga title and one Europa League title during a trophy-laden career.”