Carlo Ancelotti keen on bringing White Hart Lane bit part player to Stamford Bridge.
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Chelsea are poised to make a shock £6million move for Tottenham’s Niko Kranjcar.
Despite a small transfer budget for the current window, under-fire Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti is desperate to strengthen his squad by signing a world-class midfielder.
The Italian initially wanted Everton ace Steven Pienaar but, after agreeing a £3m fee, the player’s
wage demands of £75,000 a week ended the proposed deal.
So now Ancelotti has turned his attention to Croatian star Kranjcar.
The ex-Portsmouth midfielder, 26, has struggled to get any first-team action since moving to White Hart Lane 18 months ago and has made just one start in the Premier League so far this season.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp confirmed last week that Kranjcar can leave – at the right price. (Daily Star Sunday)
There is no doubting the ability and vision that Niko Kranjcar possesses but there is equally no denying that Harry Redknapp has so many talented attacking midfielders that the former Portsmouth man is struggling to get first team action and a move to Stamford Bridge would surely tempt the Croatian international but it seems unlikely that the north London club would consider selling to a direct rival to a top four place.
The 26 year old Zagreb born playmaker has started just one Premier League game this season and interest shown in him by the reigning Premier League champions just goes to show just how top notch a player Kranjcar clearly is and it does seem that Chelsea could do with an injection of creativity in their midfield.
Carlo Ancelotti is keen to bring in players who can add strength in depth to a squad that has had a tough time of it over the last couple of months. Niko Kranjcar was instrumental in helping Tottenham clinch a top four spot last season but his chances have been greatly hampered by the arrival of influential Dutch international Rafael Van der Vaart.
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