Report: Chelsea may hold contract talks with their player after World Cup

Report: ‘Amazing’ player may start talking about signing new Chelsea contract straight after the World Cup

Chelsea may reportedly look to sort a new contract for Mateo Kovacic immediately after the World Cup

According to the Evening Standard, there is a desire from Chelsea to begin discussions early next year with their 28-year-old player over a fresh deal.

As it stands, the midfielder’s current contract at Stamford Bridge is in its final two years and expires in the summer of 2024.

The report claims Kovacic is open to discussing a contract extension because him and his family are comfortable in London.

Blues fans will definitely hope all parties sit down for talks straight after the World Cup, as mooted.

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New Mateo Kovacic contract

When fit, Kovacic is one of the standout players in the Chelsea side.

It seems an absolute no-brainer to get the Croatia international committed to a new long-term deal when he returns from representing his country at the World Cup.

He put in another eye-catching performance last night in Chelsea’s 2-1 win away to Red Bull Salzburg, with Jorginho hailing him as “amazing” afterwards.

The Croatian scored a rare goal with a remarkable left-footed effort from the edge of the box. Also, he was tormenting Salzburg in the centre of the park with his movement and creativity.

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – OCTOBER 25: Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea FC during the UEFA Champions League group E match between FC Salzburg and Chelsea FC at Football Arena Salzburg on October 25, 2022 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Severin Aichbauer/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

With N’Golo Kante and Jorginho both out of contract next summer at Chelsea, it seems even more significant to have Kovacic’s future locked down for the long-term.

It definitely looks like he’s one of the individuals Graham Potter has favoured since becoming the Blues head coach, so it’ll be interesting to see how he develops under him.

The former club’s player of the year is low-key having another excellent individual season.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.