The Stamford Bridge side are on the verge of making a move for their long term target.
Chelsea’s interest in Andrej Kramaric is well known. The Blues have been linked with the striker for some time, but recent reports in Croatia indicate that their enquiries are becoming more formal.
The Metro quote a Croatian news source which suggests that the 23-year-old’s representatives have met with officials from Stamford Bridge to formalise a deal ahead of a January transfer.
Quite where he would fit into Jose Mourinho’s setup remains a mystery. Diego Costa is the undisputed number one at the Bridge, with Didier Drogba and Loic Remy both competing for the backup position.
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It seems likely that Kramaric would be loaned out, perhaps back to Rijeka, were he to be bought by the Blues in January.
The Croatian report also throws Marseille into the mix, where they join Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur as clubs seemingly waiting to see whether Chelsea will be able to complete a deal for the striker.
The extensive interest in the player is not surprising given his sensational record. He has 28 goals in 28 games this season, and Rijeka will struggle to hold on to him much longer.