Chelsea set to offer new contract to £150,000-a-week midfielder

Chelsea could open contract negotiations with Mateo Kovacic as they have the desire to keep the footballer at the London club for many more years. Croatia international joined the Blues in 2018 on a loan deal from Real Madrid initially and the move was made permanent a year later as the midfielder impressed in his stint.

Both Kante and Jorginho are in their last year of deals and it is unlikely they will stay beyond the current campaign. Mateo has been well-heralded at Chelsea and is happy with life in London. Kovacic and his wife became the proud parent of a boy back in 2020 and his family is well-settled in London.

This could convince him to further extend his association with the club. The 28-year-old midfielder’s value has been unearthed this campaign. In the midst of various on and off-field issues, the Croatian midfielder has stood tall, providing the necessary control from the middle of the pitch.

There aren’t any suitors at this moment for the Croatian, but a player of his quality could be an asset to any team and the Blues are aware of that. He will travel to Qatar to take part in the World Cup and could expect an improved offer on the table once he returns after the break. He would love to spend more time in England and if the terms are favourable, an agreement could be reached in no time.