Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic refused to leave Inter Milan in the summer, despite several lucrative offers, according to his agent.
The 25-year-old Brozovic was on the radar of Arsenal and Chelsea as long a go as August 2016 and the pair are believed to be still tacking the former Dinamo Zagreb man.
Brozovic was not a regular last term, but he made 20 starts in Serie A, scoring four and making four assists.
His name was popular in the summer and his agent Miroslav Bicanic claims that the midfielder could have moved on despite having four years left on his deal at the San Siro.
“He could have left last summer. There were other possibilities, but he respected the club’s decision,” Bicanic told FCInternews.
Brozovic’s task has not been made an easier this term after the arrivals of Matias Vecino and Borja Valero and he has made only three Serie A starts, scoring three times.
“It’s fate to add that his numbers show that Marcelo has some significant percentages when it comes to goals, assists, and passes completed,” added Bicanic.
“He’s always been in good shape. Even with the national team he’s one of the players who run the most, and rack up the most yardage. I have to say that he’s been following a personalised regime, even though he’s got great natural gifts, he’s a beast.”