By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

14th May, 2023 | 9:00am

Sources: Man United willing to agree £30m Kovacic deal

Man United are weighing up a bid for Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic this summer, sources have told Football Insider.

The Red Devils are in the market for a new central midfielder, with Erik ten Hag keen to add more depth and quality to his squad after a successful start to his tenure at Old Trafford.

Football Insider sources revealed on Friday (12 May) that United are keeping tabs on Kovacic’s situation at Stamford Bridge.

The 29-year-old Croatia international is entering the last year of his contract with the Blues and is considering his future at the London club.

Chelsea may look to sell Kovacic this summer to avoid losing him for free when his deal expires in 2024.

It is understood that Chelsea made contact with Kovacic over a new deal, but negotiations between the two parties stalled and no future plans are on the horizon.

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United are closely monitoring the situation and are willing to sign Kovacic if Chelsea slash their asking price, but they face competition from rivals Man City for his signature this summer.

As revealed by Football Insider on Thursday (11 May), Chelsea are set to demand £30-40million to allow Kovacic to leave this summer.

Kovacic has made 220 total appearances for the Blues during his five-year spell at Stamford Bridge, scoring six goals and providing 15 assists.

Kovacic has remained a key part of the Chelsea squad this season, making 27 starts for the club across all competitions for a total of 2,447 minutes of first-team action.

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