Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta backed Marcelo Brozovic to extend his contract amid apparent attention from Chelsea.
Speaking to Sky Italia, Marotta had faith that Croatian would commit to the Italian club before too long.
Brozovic’s deal expires in June 2022, meaning he will be available to the masses as a free agent next summer.
Plenty of Premier League clubs have already been sniffing around the 28-year-old, trying to gauge his situation.
Adding Inter’s roaming disrupter to the squad would look like a nifty piece of business on paper.
The former Dinamo Zagreb talent has over 400 senior appearances to his name, plus another 68 for Croatia.
A World Cup finalist and Serie A champion, Brozovic knows the ropes.
However, it seems the midfielder is set to remain in Milan for a little while longer.
“The renewal issue is not a problem,” insisted Marotta.
“Inter must only remain players happy to be with us.
“Brozovic has expressed his intention to stay here, like Lautaro (Martinez) and (Nicolo) Barella.
“The whole squad deserves a commendation from us.
“As for Brozovic, in the coming weeks, Piero Ausilio and I will have the opportunity to discuss the issue.”
Chelsea’s other choices
Losing Brozovic to the grasps of Inter’s chain of command shouldn’t be too much of an issue for Chelsea.
For one, their current options in that particular position are better than most in world football.
N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic make up Thomas Tuchel’s primary double pivots.
Saul Niguez might still come good, although the indications so far is that he will return to Atletico Madrid at the end of his loan spell.
Away from Cobham, Conor Gallagher’s performance whilst on loan at Crystal Palace have certainly caught the eye.
Billy Gilmour could return after his trial run with Norwich City.
Therefore, potentially misplacing Brozovic really should be of no concern to the Blues.