It is no secret that in the upcoming transfer window, Inter will be looking to strengthen the midfield. In previous months, a lot of names have been mentioned including Ndombele, Rakitic, Kroos and Thomas. However, according to Corriere dello Sport, Inter have also showed interest in signing Mateo Kovačić.
In 2013, Inter sold the Croatian to Real Madrid for around 35 million euros. At Real Madrid, although Kovacic won a lot of trophies, he was never a regular starter and in fact, last summer Real Madrid loaned him to Chelsea. However, there is 0 chance that Chelsea will be redeeming the player as Chelsea’s transfer market have been blocked, meaning the player will be returning to Spain.
The possibility that Kovacic will be staying at Real Madrid is very low, therefore he will be looking for a club to play for next season. A lot of clubs have contacted his entourage, one of them being Inter. Although there is no concrete interest, Inter will be trying to understand if the economic and technical interests can coincide.
The qualification for the Champions League will be crucial since Kovacic gave this up this season and Inter also see him as the suitable midfielder due to the chemistry he will have with the other Croatian midfielder, Marcelo Brozovic.
Inter will also try to understand what the demands of Real Madrid are, either a loan or an outright purchase which Real Madrid will not be accepting offers that are less than 30 million euros.