Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Favourites to Sign Real Midfielder

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Favourites to Sign Real Midfielder

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CITY are the bookmakers' favourites to sign Mateo Kovacic this summer.

The club are considering a number of targets as they look for alternatives to Napoli midfielder Jorginho after Chelsea emerged as a potential destination for the Blues' long-time target.

With Jorginho's former Napoli boss and mentor Maurizio Sarri set to be named as Antonio Conte's successor at Stamford Bridge, the Londoners are in the mix to steal him away.

Pep Guardiola has monitored a move for the Real Madrid man Kovacic as an alternative throughout the past year and is impressed by the player's ability.

Recent reports have also linked the 24-year-old with a move away from reigning Champions League winners as he looks to push for regular first-team football. …

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