Rijeka manager tells Chelsea and Spurs target Andrej Kramaric to stay

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Rijeka manager Matjaz Kek has told striker Andrej Kramaric to resist a move to Chelsea or Tottenham.

As we approach the January transfer window, big names players are linked to Premier League - Mats Hummels, Marco Reus and Edinson Cavani are just some of the names we've seen touted for moves to England.

Yet it's unlikely that we'll see any of the world stars move on in the middle of the season, meaning clubs need to find players from other, smaller countries in a bid to find a bargain.

One of the names that fits that particular bill is Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric, who has been banging in the goals for Rijeka.

Considered as 'The New Davor Suker', the 23-year-old has smashed 27 goals in just 25 games this season, earning a place in Niko Kovac's Croatia squad as a result.

Having scored so regularly in Croatia, clubs around Europe are queuing up to sign him, with AC Milan predominantly chasing him, though recent speculation has suggested that Chelsea and Tottenham have joined the race.

However, Rijeka manager Matjaz Kek has told Kramaric to stay with the club until at least next summer, citing that a move in the winter would be a big mistake.

"I think that for him the best choice to go is in the summer. The big clubs have no big breaks for winter preparations so it's immediately rushed into the fray without a chance to meet teammates and club. It could eventually be a problem," said Kek.

Tottenham certainly need him more than Chelsea do, but with the Blues' recent history of signing players from all over the globe with the intention of loaning them out to other clubs for experience, Jose Mourinho's men could still pull of a deal in the New Year.

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