Mateo Kovacic, a 29-year-old midfielder from Croatia, has agreed to join Manchester City for a transfer fee of up to £30 million, and the deal is almost ready to go through. The Premier League champions are expected to sign him for a base salary of £25 million, with a further $5 million in potential add-ons.

The upcoming transfer of Kovacic to Manchester City shows how eager the team is to add a seasoned and accomplished player to their midfield options. The Croatian international has been a significant asset for Chelsea during his time there, known for his technical prowess and coolness under pressure.

The negotiations between the clubs are nearing completion, paving the way for Kovacic's arrival at Manchester City. His inclusion in the team would further strengthen their squad depth and provide additional quality in midfield as they look to maintain their dominance both domestically and in European competitions.

As the transfer details are being finalized, fans eagerly await an official announcement, which will mark the beginning of a new chapter in Kovacic's career and his potential contributions to Manchester City's ongoing success.

Chelsea continue to sell players as they aim to trim their large squad for new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Fellow midfielder N’Golo Kante is also on his way out, having agreed to join Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia.

Kovacic joined Chelsea from Real Madrid 2019, initially on loan, before signing a five-year permanent contract.