Fresh reports have linked Marcelo Brozovic with away from Inter Milan, despite the midfielder signing a new contract with the club just last week.

Brozovic was repeatedly linked with a move to Antonio Conte’s side in the summer, and Inter had even reportedly accepted a bid from Chelsea for the midfielder. However, Brozovic’s agent confirmed that the Croatian had turned the London side down and opted to stay at Inter.

Brozovic signed a contract extension until 2021 only last week, with Inter Milan tweeting the news through their official handle :

Despite this, Gazetta Dello Sport report that Brozovic’s future at Inter is still far from certain, and that the player could even be sold as soon as January.

They report that Brozovic’s new contract comes with a €50 million release clause, which can only be triggered by clubs outside of Italy, but that the contract does not protect him from a sale. Inter will apparently look to fetch a better price for Brozovic using this contract, as they try to comply with Financial Fair Play rules.

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 07: Marcelo Brozovic (L) of FC Internazionale Milano is challenged by Manuel Pucciarelli of Empoli FC during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Empoli FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 7, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Uncertain future : Brozovic could still be offloaded by Inter in order to meet FFP regulations (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Brozovic only joined Inter in January 2015, initially on an 18-month loan deal before making the move from Dynamo Zagreb permanent.

The 24-year old was in fine form over the weekend, and managed to score a brace in the 2-0 win over Genoa. He has now scored 4 goals in his last 4 matches as 8th-placed Inter look to climb up the table. He has made 14 appearances for Inter this season, but has not been able to prevent the Nerazzuri from another poor start to the campaign.

Conte is clearly an admirer from his time with Juventus, and with Cesc Fabregas’ future at Stamford Bridge still up in the air, he could be tempted to make a move for the Croatian international.

It appears more and more likely that John Obi Mikel and Oscar are on their way out of the club, and their departure would leave Conte with only three experienced central midfielders in Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic, and N’golo Kante. Should Fabregas also depart, it will leave Chelsea very light in midfield.

This latest piece of news on Brozovic’s future emerging from Italy could tempt Chelsea to make another bid for the Croatian iternational.

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