Man Utd cool interest in Mateo Kovacic after being quoted £10m - report

Manchester United have reportedly cooled their interest in Dinamo Zagreb teenager Mateo Kovacic after being quoted £10million for the playmaker.

United have been linked with the 17-year-old for several months, while Arsenal and Juventus have also shown interest in the player, who has already been compared to Lionel Messi.

But according to Goal.com, United have cooled their interest in the starlet after being told he would cost £10m.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson was considering a January bid for the youngster, but at executive level, the club are said to be unwilling to sanction such a bid for an unproven player.

A source told the website: "Sir Alex has had scouts watching Kovacic regularly and really likes him, but it now seems they won't pay the money to make an acceptable bid."

The club refusing to open the cheque book for a player who is widely seen as one of the most promising teenager in Europe will lead to concerns that the owners, the Glazer family, are reluctant to back Ferguson in the transfer market.

Ferguson is thought to be preparing a summer bid for Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric, who is the Scot's top transfer target, but whether he will be able to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City remains to be seen.

Spurs rejected a £40m bid for Modric last summer and it is thought his transfer fee could be as high as £50m at the end of the season.

Tottenham and Manchester City are now said to be leading the race to sign Kovacic, with his agent, Marcel Kacinari, holding talks with City officials last month.

Speaking last month, Kovacic told reporters: "I am honoured to be linked to clubs like Juventus and Manchester United. My day will come."
comments powered by Disqus

All Soccer News

Recent Soccer Articles

  • FC Barcelona new signing Jeremy Mathieu vows to justify €20m price tag

    Barcelona's new signing Jeremy Mathieu has vowed to justify his price tag following his €20million switch from Valencia....

  • Man Utd striker Javier Hernandez of interest to Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, would be a "great option" for his side....

  • Manchester City vs Liverpool FC - Live Stream and International Champions Cup Match Preview

    Man City vs Liverpool takes place tonight in the 2014 International Champions Cup....

  • Agent says Chelsea FC target Paul Pogba yet to open Juventus FC talks

    Paul Pogba, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea, has not opened talks with Juventus over a new contract, the midfielder's agent has admitted....

  • Agent says Liverpool FC, Man Utd target Marco Reus wanted by a number of clubs

    Marco Reus, who has been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, is a target for "a number" of top European teams, according to the Borussia Dortmund forward's agent....

  • Man Utd to sign defender as Vermaelen, Hummels, Blind linked with MUFC

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed he plans to sign at least one new defender before the start of the 2014/15 season....

  • Liverpool FC will cope without Luis Suarez - Daniel Sturridge

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge believes the club are prepared to cope with the loss of Luis Suarez....

  • Luka Modric approached by Chelsea FC about summer transfer

    Jose Mourinho has revealed he approached Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric about a possible move to Chelsea this summer....

  • Stevan Jovetic backed to impress for Man City this season

    Manuel Pellegrini believes Stevan Jovetic will be an important player for his Manchester City side when they start the defence of the Premier League title next month....

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Costa to Arsenal FC? Man Utd to ditch Fellaini? Reus in demand? Wednesday's transfer round-up

    Wednesday's round up of the top transfer stories from the past 24 hours......

  • Premier League to use World Cup vanishing spray this season

    Vanishing Spray will be used in all 2014/15 Premier League matches, it has been confirmed....

  • Romelu Lukaku leaves Chelsea FC to sign five-year deal with Everton FC

    Everton have agreed a deal to sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea on a permanent basis....

  • Arsenal FC, Man Utd target Juan Cuadrado available for €50m

    Fiorentina have admitted that they could decide to sell Juan Cuadrado, who has been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United, should clubs be prepared to table a bid of around €50million....

  • Liverpool FC new signing Dejan Lovren denied United States visa

    Liverpool's new signing Dejan Lovren will have to wait to make his debut after failing to obtain a visa for the club's pre-season tour of the United States....

  • Divock Origi joins Liverpool FC in £10m deal

    Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Lille striker Divock Origi....

  • Everton FC midfielder Ross Barkley signs new contract

    Ross Barkley has committed his long-term future to Everton by signing a four-year contract extension....

  • James McCarthy flattered by Man Utd interest

    Everton midfielder James McCarthy admits he is flattered by reported interest from Manchester United....

  • Jamie Carragher says Liverpool FC didn't offer him a coaching role

    Jamie Carragher has revealed that Liverpool made no effort to keep him at Anfield following his retirement. ...

More Stories

Latest News



Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Man Utd cool interest in Mateo Kovacic after being quoted £10m - report

Man Utd have reportedly cooled their interest in Dinamo Zagreb teenager Mateo Kovacic after being quoted £10m for the playmaker.

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?