Chelsea Transfer News: Marcelo Brozovic by Conte, confirms agent

Chelsea Transfer News: Marcelo Brozovic by Conte, confirms agent

Inter Milan midfielder, Marcelo Brozovic is under the radar of English Premier League (EPL) club Chelsea. At least this is what his agent, Miroslav Bicanic claims.

“It’s true, there are many options and we are talking about some big European clubs. I heard that Chelsea representatives are in Milan and that Arsenal are also prepared to sign him. Inter are pushing to sell to one of these two clubs who are prepared to pay a sum that satisfies all concerned.” Bicanic said, as reported by Index, h/t Football Italia, via Charlie Philippe of the Daily Express.

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Brozovic joined Inter Milan earlier this year, but the club is willing to let the player go, provided that the buyer is ready to pay the right amount for the midfielder. Chelsea coach Antonio Conte is reportedly interested in acquiring the player’s services at Stamford Bridge.

The 23-year-old is nicknamed as the “Croatian Xavi” by his closed ones. Although he is not an outright creative midfielder, he does possess the ability to pick the ball from the deep and deliver defense splitting passes. He is of the similar mold to Cesc Fabregas, but has better defensive attributes.

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Inter values the player at $32.83 million and will only accept offers which match the price. It is believed that this amount will likely price out many of Chelsea’s competitors who are looking to sign Brozovic, according to Liam Spence of Daily Express.

Meanwhile, Conte has issued a statement to the Chelsea fans mentioning that bringing in players towards the end of the summer transfer window will be difficult.

“With this market, it’s very difficult to believe in something. I have some targets. These targets will be very difficult to buy. I hope to have some more players than now.” Conte said, as reported by London Evening Standard.

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Although the Blues are in need of reinforcements, they have started the season in perfect fashion, scoring two wins out of two matches.

However, if Chelsea wants to fight for silverware, they need to bring in some quality players before the transfer window closes on August 31, 2016.

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