Mateo Kovacic: Man City agree £30m deal with Chelsea for Croatia midfielder

Mateo Kovacic joined Chelsea from Real Madrid on loan in 2018 before making his move permanent for £40m a year later; Croatia midfielder has won four major trophies at Stamford Bridge, including the Champions League in 2021; Kovacic has one year left on his Chelsea contractThe fee is understood to be worth an initial £25m guaranteed plus £5m in performance-related add-ons. A formal announcement of Kovacic joining last season’s treble winners is expected soon.The Croatia international has won four major trophies during his time at Chelsea – including his fourth Champions League in 2021 – while going on to make 221 appearances for the club.Kovacic has been at Stamford Bridge since joining from Real Madrid – initially on loan – in the summer of 2018.