Report: Everton and West Ham offered Real Madrid playmaker Mateo Kovacic, would cost £30m

Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic (L) in action against Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred

Everton and West Ham have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid ace Mateo Kovacic.

Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic (L) in action against Shakhtar Donetsk's FredReal Madrid's Mateo Kovacic (L) in action against Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred

According to the Daily Mail, Everton and West Ham United have both been offered the chance to sign Mateo Kovacic - but Real Madrid want a huge £30m for the player.

The Toffees are expected to splash the cash this summer as new manager Ronald Koeman has arrived, with the Dutchman set to spend Farhad Moshiri's millions.

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Meanwhile, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic will be given money to spend, and having already made two free transfer signings, the Croatian may well have saved some money to made a huge signing.

Now, the Daily Mail report that both clubs have in fact been offered the chance to land Real Madrid youngster Mateo Kovacic, though their £30m asking price is something of a problem for the two Premier League sides.

Argentina's Lionel Messi in action against Mateo Kovacic of Croatia

Kovacic, 22, emerged as one of the top Croatian talents during his time with Dinamo Zagreb, and his potential earned him a big January 2013 move to Inter Milan.

After eight goals in 97 games, Kovacic was then sold on to Real Madrid last summer, but he started just 11 games for the club as he failed to displace the likes of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and compatriot Luka Modric in the Real Madrid midfield, though he did win the Champions League last month.

Shakhtar Donetsk's Vasyl Kobin in action against Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic

Now looking for games, Kovacic - who has been at Euro 2016 with Croatia - has been offered up to Everton or West Ham, but with the £30m asking price so far proving to be an issue, Madrid may be willing to loan the player out instead.

That could be particularly appealing to West Ham boss Bilic, who, as a fellow Croatian, will be very familiar with what Kovacic can do, and could offer even more creativity to an already exciting West Ham midfield.

Would you like to see Everton or West Ham splash the cash on Kovacic?

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