Hasselbaink doesnt want Kovacic stay as Chelsea close in on mega deal after Zidane announcement

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has dropped a massive hint that Gareth Bale could be sold this summer, alerting Chelsea to a possible transfer deal

There has been a lot of transfer speculation about whom  Maurizio Sarri will try and sign during the summer transfer window to try and get the boys back challenging for the Premier League and Champions League titles.

And one name that has been mentioned as a possible summer signing is that of Bale, who is seemingly on his way out the club after failing to impress the fans and management with his performances, especially as he was meant to fill the void that Cristiano Ronaldo left when he departed the club.

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And according to recent reports on Spanish publication AS are reporting that Bale will become part of a mass summer overhaul at Real Madrid this summer, which will see £430m worth of star names leave.

Now we have been handed an even bigger boost after Zidane said the club could sell valuable players as part of a squad overhaul to generate funds, telling the Sky Sports website: “All my players are important and good, but we are going to make changes.

“Here there are many players that can bring in cash for the club.

“The changes will be made known at the end of the season. We will see what changes we make and which players we will change.”

Meanwhile,Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged Maurizio Sarri not to hand on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic a contract to stay at the club.

After months of transfer speculation and talks, we managed to secure a loan deal with Madrid to keep Kovacic until the end of the season as Maurizio Sarri needed to bolster his midfield and believed the Croatian star would bring something to his new look midfield.

Kovacic is understood to be open to remaining at Stamford Bridge after becoming a key member of Sarri’s side, but if we fail to overturn or delay their two-window transfer ban, he would be unable to stay at the club.

‘I don’t think Chelsea should pursue Kovacic,’ Hasselbaink told Bwin

‘I think he was signed as a way to get better value from the deal that saw Courtois go to Real Madrid, but he hasn’t been used correctly at Chelsea.

‘Kovacic is a defensive midfielder and that is where he performed best at Real Madrid, but Chelsea are already blessed with Jorginho and Kante in that role.

‘Chelsea need a midfielder who has creativity and can split defences with a final pass, who can set up strikers and achieve assists, but this is not Kovacic’s strengths.’


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