Saturday June 1 2019
Inter seek Kovacic reunion

New Inter Coach Antonio Conte wants to bring Mateo Kovacic back to San Siro from Real Madrid after his Chelsea loan, according to Tuttosport.

It would be a reunion, because the Croatia international midfielder left Dinamo Zagreb for Inter in a deal worth €11m back in January 2013.

He was sold to Real Madrid for €38m in 2015 and last summer was loaned to Chelsea.

It doesn’t look as if the Stamford Bridge side will make the loan move permanent, so Tuttosport newspaper suggests Conte wants him at San Siro.

If Real Madrid were to allow him a loan with option to buy move to Juventus, they’d have to extend his contract to June 2022 first, giving them some guarantees over his future.

Kovacic will be 26 in August and this season made 51 competitive appearances with Chelsea, contributing two assists.

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