Tottenham and Chelsea target Andrej Kramaric ‘leaning to Spain' over England

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Andrej Kramaric has suggested that he could switch Croatia for Spain, rather than moving to Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur.

The prolific forward has been a target of a number of Premier League sides, but it is Chelsea and Spurs who were said to be closest to his signature.

Along with Serie A side Juventus, the two London clubs have actively moved for the 23-year-old, and, although Juve reportedly had agreed a deal with Kramaric’s agent, the player himself had supposedly agreed terms with the Blues. It is unknown whether HNK Rijeka have actually received an official bid for his services, but it is almost a guarantee that he will be leaving the club come the turn of the year.

The pressures of such a big move look to have got to Kramaric, and he has failed to find the back of the net for four consecutive games - although his season tally of 21 goals in 18 games is still remarkable.

Having been named best Croatian player of the year on Tuesday, Kramaric further addressed the transfer interest surrounding him, admitting to the press that he is struggling to sleep due to the pressure concerned with clubs looking for his signature.

“I do not sleep at night because of the transfer,” the four-capped international was quoted as saying.

Despite the intense interest from England and Italy, La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have also shown a desire to bring him to the Vicente Calderón, and the player himself admitted that he is leaning towards a move to Spain ahead of any other options.

"I have not decided yet,” he continued. “There have been offers. Currently it's leaning to Spain, from an early age I prefer the country.

“Mostly I would like to go to a big club where I'd play."

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