Granovskaia working hard to complete transfer of €35m-rated midfielder

The transfer window is up and running and teams across Europe are looking to bolster their squads with new signings.

Chelsea is one of the few clubs in a dilemma as they currently face a two-window transfer ban from FIFA. This means that the club would have to do with their current set of players and the club are looking to tie down an important squad player in Mateo Kovacic.

Kovacic is currently on-loan from Real Madrid and reports from England claims that Chelsea are looking to extend his stay at the club before his loan stint finishes at the end of the month.

It is understood that Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is working towards re-registering the player in the next few days.

With Chelsea and Real Madrid currently locked in negotiations over the signing of Eden Hazard,  Madrid had tried to sweeten the deal by including Kovacic in their initial offer but they saw they proposal thrown out of the window.

Apparently, Granovskaia does not want Hazard leave for any deal less than £106m and we are told both clubs are at least £17.6m apart on their valuation of Hazard. The Chelsea chief wants both deals discussed separately and have been told that Kovacic would cost the London club  around £30m.

Kovacic has been a decent signing for the Blues this season regularly used by manager Maurizio Sarri in the midfield alongside Ngolo Kante.

The Croatia international also formed a good understanding with Eden Hazard on the left side of attack with his dribbling skills and work rate a key feature of his game.

He was part of the starting 11 in the Europa League Final victory last week in Baku and contributed just two assists for the club this season.

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