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Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of signing Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic

Sport Mediaset claims terms have been agreed over a stunning free transfer this summer.

Perisic has rejected a new offer from Inter following their Italian Cup win over Juventus.

And he is set to arrive at Stamford Bridge as a replacement for left wing-back Marcos Alonso, who wants to join Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel has provided an update on Mateo Kovacic’s fitness ahead of today’s FA Cup final against Liverpool.

He said, “It’s pretty surprising to be in the situation where we can try, and Mateo wants to try it – and the medical department gave the green light to try it.

“The ‘advantage’ is the ligament is torn already from the last incident (in the FA Cup semi-final), so there is no new injury, just heavy pain. His ankle was heavily swollen.

“We are hoping that maybe time is enough for him to make it. We will try in two-and-a-half hours in training, and we will know more about it.”

Finally, Tuchel had his say on Romelu Lukaku’s public spat with his agent.

Tuchel said: “I think if he plans to talk with the owner, maybe it is not his plan to talk with me. It’s fair enough. Let’s see if he gets a meeting. It is his right. We will talk to anybody.

“We will evaluate any situation of any player, including Romelu. We will see what is going to happen and what the plans are.

“I was only made aware of it five or ten minutes ago, actually. It’s what sometimes happens in football.

“The attention is so high that sometimes it attracts situations that you don’t want to have before big matches. It’s the way it is.

“For me, it is not a distraction and hopefully, for everybody that works on the team and the team itself, it is not.”


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