Kramaric is reportedly wanted by a number of Europe’s top teams, with Tottenham, Internaionale and AC Milan three names linked with the forward.
However, Chelsea have retained their interest in the 23-year-old, who holds the goalscoring record for Dynamo Zagreb at youth level. He went on to net 10 goals in 42 games for Zagreb’s senior side, as well totalling a return of 19 strikes in 37 outings during a loan spell with Lokomotiva in the 2012/13 season.
The four-times capped Croatia international completed a switch to Rijeka in 2013, and has since scored 37 goals in 38 league appearances, with an incredible 21 of those strikes coming in just 14 games this season. It has been his form in front of goal that won him his first international call-up to the full Croatia side, and he has since scored twice for his nation in Euro 2016 qualifying.
With a host of clubs vying for his signature, Chelsea reportedly jumped to the fore when Italian club Atalanta confirmed that he was on his way to Stamford Bridge, and those reports have been backed further today, with the Croatian press reporting that Kramaric’s father - who acts as his agent - is in London to hold talks with the Premier League leaders.
As reported by both the Standard and Chelsea fan-site We Ain’t Got No History, Croatian media outlet Vecernji list received confirmation from the 23-year-old that his father was in London, and outlined the club setting a price of €10 million on the forward’s head - totalling roughly £8 million.
With the Blues currently leading the title race, it would deal another blow to all their Premier League rivals should they secure the signature of one of Europe’s brightest goalscoring talents