The Mirror says Inter are reportedly pursuing Kovacic as they look to bolster their midfield options.
The 2020/21 Scudetto winners have been eyeing up a number of midfielders this transfer window including AC Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu, but have become more desperate after their midfield maestro Christian Eriksen is unlikely to play again.
Kovacic featured 42 times for the Blues last season though injuries were an issue, meaning he could be snatched by Inter on a season-long loan if manager Thomas Tuchel trusts youngster Billy Gilmour to step up.
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