Sport City make enquiry for Chelsea target Mateo Kovacic

13:56  10 july  2018
13:56  10 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Croatia match preview v Denmark

  Croatia match preview v Denmark Croatia were one of only three teams that won all three group games along with Belgium and Uruguay. They also arguably had the toughest group in the World Cup and managed to produce good performances throughout those three games and maintain consistency. However, they play their first World Cup knockout game since 1998 and many expect them to win against fellow European side Denmark. In their last match against Iceland in Rostov, Croatia had a much changed team with only Modric and Perisic retaining their places in the team. Also in that last match the players who particularly impressed were Mateo Kovacic, Milan Badelj and Andrej Kramaric. Those three in particular would have given Dalic a headache after their good performances. There were a few key points and one of them was that, Luka Modric was very on form and one of the stars of the group stages and he benefitted massively from playing in a higher role in central-midfield. Against Nigeria and Argentina he scored and played the game in his own way and with some much freedom. There have a great balance to their side as they defend and attack well and do it equally as good. When they attack they have good numbers that go forward and when defending they have good numbers back which proves how organised and solid and adaptable they are to attacking and defending. Denmark in the group stages proved to be a tough nut to crack and a hard side to break down, so don’t expect Denmark first 60 to 70 minutes to do a lot of attacking but definetly more defending and more frustration and what for their moment to pounce if Croatia make errors. As they have done in their frist two games they have intended to attack and that will be the case tomorrow.

Please Subscribe and Enjoy More Chelsea have made reportedly an approach to sign Real Madrid star Mateo Kovacic . Kovacic has made 109 appearances for Madrid

Manchester City have made an enquiry for Mateo Kovacic amid doubts over their pursuit of Jorginho. Chelsea are trying to appoint his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri and have been credited with interest in also bringing Jorginho to Stamford Bridge.

Premier League rivals Manchester City have joined Chelsea by making an enquiry to Real Madrid over a deal to sign Mateo Kovacic.

The Mirror reports that City are considering a move for Kovacic in case a deal to sign Jorginho from Napoli falls through.

Pep Guardiola’s men are putting plans in place as they brace themselves for late interest from Chelsea for Jorginho.

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There have been some suggestions that Chelsea and Napoli could negotiate a deal for Jorginho in a bid to make up the numbers in the former’s pursuit of Maurizio Sarri.

Everton lodge enquiry over deal to sign Ligue 1 defender

  Everton lodge enquiry over deal to sign Ligue 1 defender Everton have reportedly lodged an enquiry over a deal to sign Ramy Bensebaïni from Rennes this summer. The Toffees are out to add more defensive quality to the ranks ahead of next season and according to claims from France, as reported by GFFN, Bensebaïni has emerged as a target. Twitter: Everton & Stuttgart have made enquiries for Rennes defender Ramy Bensebaïni https://t.co/PzwouL8hbC (@GFFN) It’s believed that, along with Everton, Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart have also expressed an interest in signing the defender, who enjoyed a good season in Ligue 1 last term. The 23-year-old has often been lauded for his ability to play in a range of different positions across the back four but is widely perceived as a central defender. Bensebaïni made 29 appearances in Ligue 1 last season and impressed many with his displays, with Everton evidently being among those keen. The Toffees have not yet made a summer signing, but it seems they are focusing on defensive additions at this moment in time, with reports indicating that they will also submit a bid to sign Kieran Tierney from Celtic.

► Chelsea transfer news: Blues make approach for Real Madrid star Mateo Kovacic ► Chelsea are poised to announce Maurizio Sarri as Antonio Conte’s

Mateo Kovačić updated their cover photo. Moja Hrvatska Najveći ponos! It is a great honor to represent my country, my city and my people in the world. My Croatia biggest pride!

Kovacic, who is preparing to face England in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday night, is looking to leave Real Madrid this summer.

The Croatian fell out of favour at the Bernabeu last season and is looking for regular game time elsewhere.

Chelsea had earmarked the player as a potential target for Sarri, but both club’s interest in Jorginho could be the deciding factor.

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Courtois open to Chelsea stay amid Madrid links .
Linked with a move to Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois said he could still stay at Chelsea.Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is open to remaining at Stamford Bridge despite being strongly linked with a move.

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