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Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic will remain at the San Siro despite receiving a more lucrative offer to join Chelsea on transfer deadline day.

According to Goal, Chelsea made a £25m bid for the Croatia international after Blues manager Antonio Conte identified him as a late target for his summer revamp at Stamford Bridge.

But Brozovic's agent Miroslav Bicanic has now revealed his client will sign a new contract with the Nerazzurri upon his return from international duty to play a key role in Frank de Boer's new-look side.

"It is now official, Marcelo will remain at Inter," Bicanic told Goal. "Rather than board a flight to London, he is now with the Croatian national team.

"On his return Marcelo will sign a new and improved contract with Inter. Even if he earns less than he would have done at Chelsea, he is still happy to remain at Inter. He knows the city and the club will play in the Europa League this season.

Marcelo Brozovic
Brozovic only made his stay at Inter permanent this summer.

"There is a new coach, a new squad and he did not want to go to England because of these things."

Following a takeover at the club this summer, Inter have been able to flex their newly found financial muscle and have added the likes of Gabriel Barbosa, Joao Mario and Antonio Candreva to their squad.

While Chelsea have been frustrated in their attempts to sign Brozovic, the club have made two defensive recruitments on transfer deadline day. Marcos Alonso has arrived from Fiorentina in a deal reportedly worth £23m, while Brazil international David Luiz will complete a sensational return to Stamford Bridge, two years on from leaving the club for Paris Saint-Germain.