Chelsea plan to offer their 'amazing' player a new contract as soon as the World Cup finishes - journalist

Chelsea are reportedly planning to offer Mateo Kovacic a new contract at Stamford Bridge as soon as the World Cup finishes.

Kovacic, 28, is currently involved in the World Cup with his nation Croatia, who are still in contention to reach the last 16 of the tournament.

He’s an all-action central midfielder that’s so vital for both club and country.

As it stands, he’s currently got a deal at Stamford Bridge that runs until 2024. The Blues sound very keen to get him to commit his long-term future.

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Journalist Simon Phillips has claimed that Chelsea are set to speak with Kovacic’s representatives again after the World Cup.

Apparently, the London club want to convince the Croatia international to sign fresh terms, but the player may want to consider his options.

Phillips told GMS: “Chelsea will try again as with Mason Mount after the World Cup and speak with Kovacic and his people again and try and see where his head is at then and see if they can convince him to sign a new deal.

“But at the moment, he’s very much in the thinking that he might consider his options.”

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In our view, Kovacic is a player the club simply need to keep at all costs.

The dynamic central midfielder may have had the odd injury problem over the years, but there are few midfielders across the entire Premier League that can reach his levels when he’s in the mood.

He’s one of the individuals in the Chelsea squad that’s capable of breaking the lines with his dribbling, plus he’s always looking to pass forward.

Described as “amazing” by Jorginho, Kovacic is a player the Blues would massively miss in the centre of the park.

There’s still plenty of time for the club to resolve his future and there shouldn’t be panic yet, but it’s slightly worrying for the fanbase to hear of uncertainity.

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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.