Arsenal Receive Boost In Chase For Inter Milan Midfield Maestro
Arsenal have been given the green light to make a summer move for Inter Milan's Mateo Kovacic. According to the Metro, Inter are conceded to losing the player and are willing to sell him for the right price in the summer transfer window.
Kovacic, 20, is widely regarded as one of the best young midfielders in the world and has even attracted interest from Real Madrid. The Croatian's stock is rising, however a bid in the region of £20million could be enough to see Inter part company with him.
Often compared to former Gunner Cesc Fabregas, Kovacic fits the Arsenal mould and would be a classic Wenger buy. With both Arteta and Flamini both over the hill as it were, Arsenal will be looking to add bodies and quality depth in midfield.
Arsenal may have previously thought that they'd have something of a bargaining chip in loanee Lukas Podolski. However his poor performances mean that Inter are very unlikely to want to keep the German and pay his high wages.