Manchester City have held initial talks with Chelsea over the signing of midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
As yet, there has been no formal offer.
Kovacic’s contract is up next summer and discussions have taken place between City and the player’s representatives.
The 29-year-old midfielder started 27 of 50 matches this season, although the Croatian missed eight games due to injury or illness.
Pep Guardiola would appear to be assessing his midfield options with Ilkay Gundogan out of contract this summer amid interest from Barcelona.
Kalvin Phillips, who joined from Leeds United for £45m last summer, has only started two Premier League games.
Chelsea need to sell players this summer to trim their squad and comply with FFP rules after their failure to qualify for Europe.
Milan in talks with Chelsea for Loftus-Cheek
AC Milan are in talks with Chelsea over the signing of midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Loftus-Cheek has one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge but has the option to extend that by a further year.
The 27-year-old appeared to say goodbye to the fans when he was substituted during Chelsea’s final-day 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Sunday.
Summer transfer window 2023: All you need to know
The summer transfer window opens on Wednesday June 14 for all clubs in England and Scotland.
Despite the domestic window opening on June 14, clubs will not able to sign players based overseas until the international window opens on Saturday July 1.