Earlier In June, Matteo Kovacic publicly expressed his desire to leave Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

We carried a report from Spanish outlet El Confidencial, who have credited Tottenham Hotspur with interest in the Croatian international. They mentioned the north London club and Inter Milan as the two clubs interested in the midfielder.

Kovacic is representing his national team at the 2018 World Cup, where they have made it to the semi-final. When he was asked if he would be at Real Madrid next season, he said: “Continue to Madrid next season? We’ll see if I stay.”

This comes not so long after the midfielder gave an interview to Marca, explaining he wanted to leave Real Madrid to feel more important elsewhere.

The 24-year-old is still on the radar of Mauricio Pochettino’s side, according to Calcio Mercato. Tottenham’s interest is now mentioned by the Italian publication, two weeks after the reports in Spain mentioned the same.

Calcio Mercato claims Kovacic is not a priority target for Spurs, but he is still on the list of candidates. The Champions League winners signed Kovacic from Inter Milan for a reported fee of €29m plus €3m in bonus.

The Italian outlet claims Real Madrid value their player at around €40-50m. It should be seen whether Spurs will meet Real Madrid’s financial demands or look elsewhere in the market.