Barcelona are reportedly in talks with Inter over a deal that would send Mateo Kovacic to Barcelona in exchange for Alex Song and Martin Montoya according to reports from The Express.
The 21 year old Croatian international is said to have emerged as a transfer target for the La Liga and UEFA Champions League champions as they look to replace club legend midfield maestro Xavi Hernandez. They are willing to offer Inter Alex Song and Martin Montoya in order to push the deal through.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers also want the Croatian midfielder to Anfield to replace the former captain Steven Gerrard and hoping to secure the deal after Inter signed Geoffrey Kondogbia from AS Monaco.
Barcelona sporting director Areido Braida was in Italy to meet the representatives of Paul Pogba from Juventus but it is claimed that he also met Inter counterpart Marco Fassone on his travels to put a framework in place for Kovacic.
English Premier League club West Ham United will face a major blow now as they looking to sign defensive midfielder Alex Song who spent the last season on loan at their club. Arsenal was trying to sign Spanish Fullback Martin Montoya and will also be disappointed with the news.
Inter Milan has plenty of midfield options now with the signing of Kondogbia and are looking to cash in Kovacic and may accept the offer from the Catalan club.
Kovacic is one of the hottest prospects in world football right now and is rated highly by scouts of the top European clubs.
Kovacic impressed last season with Inter scoring 5 goals and assisting thrice. He has also impressed for Croatia in recent times. The versatile central midfielder has an incredible flair and technique which suits him for Barcelona. He is compared to his compatriot Luka Modric due to similarities in their playing style.
It is a hot topic in world football currently that where is the potential destination for the promising young midfielder.