Chelsea have reportedly had their offer of €25m for Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic accepted by Inter Milan as Antonio Conte continues to strengthen his squad.
According to Goal, Inter Milan have accepted a €25m bid from Chelsea for their midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. The report added that despite the acceptance of their offer, the Blues are yet to agree personal terms with the Croatian international.
Sources close to Inter Milan and Brozovic have reportedly told Goal that it is ‘extremely likely’ that an agreement between the player and Chelsea will be reached before the transfer deadline of August 31.
It is rumoured that the Blues are yet to iron out small details, with Marcelo Brozovic reportedly wanting a substantial pay-rise as part of the deal to bring him to London. However, Chelsea are said to be only hours away from reaching a personal agreement with the player.
Cesc Fabregas, whose long-term future at Chelsea is up in the air, was reportedly offered by the Blues to Inter Milan in exchange for Brozovic. However, according to the report, the Blues will not offer any players as part of the deal and the Spaniard will stay put at Stamford Bridge for the moment.
The Nerazzurri have accepted the offer with an aim to balance their books to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations after the recent captures of Brazilian forward Gabriel Barbosa and Portuguese international Joao Mario.
Marcelo Brozovic was a regular feature in the Inter starting lineup in his debut season for the club last term, with 32 Serie A appearances to his name. He also scored three goals in three Italian Cup matches for the eventual runners-up.
The Croatian international was also a crucial part of Ante Cacic’s European Championship squad, starting three out of four matches at Euro 2016 before Croatia bowed out of the tournament to eventual champions Portugal. At 23, Brozovic has already established himself as one of the most industrious midfielders in Europe and would be a quality addition to the squad at Stamford Bridge.