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Report: Juventus interested in Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic

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What? You expected a picture of Mateo Kovacic in an Inter uniform?
What? You expected a picture of Mateo Kovacic in an Inter uniform?
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According to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sports Italia, Juventus' list of potential additions to their midfield this summer has grown by one. We already knew about André Gomes, Miralem Pjanic and the likes, but this one is new. And with it, I can sit here and say one thing and one thing only...

I guess we might know what we're talking about here.

The new name is Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic. Yes, the same Mateo Kovacic who used to play against Juventus all the time when the young Croatian was a member of the Inter Milan roster until he got his mind right (or Financial Fair Play came into effect). And yes, the same Mateo Kovacic who joined Real Madrid just last summer for a massive €30 million transfer fee.

Juventus ponder making a move for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic. This latest idea to strengthen the Bianconeri midfield has come up over these past few hours and is much more attainable than Roma's Miralem Pjanic and Valencia's Andre Gomes who have been on Marotta's and Paratici's list over names to strenghten Juventus for quite some time.

After having dominated Italy for the past two seasons, the Bianconeri want to impose their dominance in Europe and Mateo Kovacic could be the piece of the puzzle that Juventus and Max Allegri have been missing.

(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)

I mean, if Juventus are going to do some business with Real Madrid this summer besides resolving Álvaro Morata's future, I think I would totally be okay with this. That's mainly because we know what Juventus' midfield situation is like and how adding a creative midfielder in the mold of Kovacic is something that is probably the best thing Beppe Marotta can do this summer.

(Besides keeping Paul Pogba and others, of course.)

The price will, in all likelihood, dictate just how far Juve get in this pursuit of Kovacic. And, knowing how Real spent a huge sum of money on the 22-year-old midfielder less than 12 months ago, they're certainly going to want to recoup a large portion of that. He might not be at Pjanic level, but Kovacic is probably not going to be rivaling Pjanic's price tag. So, take your pick.