'Talks ongoing': Fabrizio Romano says reported Chelsea target still hasn't signed a new contact
Fabrizio Romano explained that Marcelo Brozovic is still dithering over agreeing to a new deal with Inter Milan amidst apparent interest from Chelsea.
Writing on Twitter, Romano told his followers that talks were ‘ongoing’ between Inter and the midfielder over negotiating fresh contract arrangements.
At present, the Croatian international has yet to commit to such an agreement and will instead ‘decide in the coming weeks.’
Brozovic better make a decision soon, otherwise the Serie A side could lose him as a free agent to one of many suitors awaiting his availability.
Making a move for Marcelo
The 29-year-old’s contract runs out next June and although Inter have pushed for him to extend his San Siro stay, their efforts are yet to see a reward.
This has understandably alerted the European heavyweights, who can smell a bargain bubbling to the surface.
Thomas Tuchel’s employers are still seemingly intent on signing a new central midfielder, either in January or the summer.
What these three certainly have over Brozovic is age (Tchouameni 21, Bellingham 18, Rabiot 26), but not experience.
Old dog, new tricks
The Croat has over 400 club appearances to his name, with more than half of them being earned at Inter.
He’s played 70 times for his country, including the aforementioned latest World Cup final.
An Italian title winner last season and a Europa League finalist the year before that, the tattooed tackle possesses decent pedigree.
A trait that might entice Tuchel to his signature above the other transfer targets.