Former Everton and Liverpool target Duje Cop joins Cagliari

The Croatian has joined up with Gianfranco Zola at the Serie A strugglers.

Leicester City recently completed the coup of bringing Andrej Kramaric into the club from HNK Rijeka. It is reported int The Guardian that Leicester agreed a fee of around £9.7 million for the player, who is now waiting for a confirmation of a work permit.

But Kramaric, who had also been linked with Chelsea, had scored 28 goals in 31 games for the club this season, following on from banging in 27 goals in 34 games last season.

But while he is on the move, he is not the only Croatian making the move away from the homeland this week.

Duje Cop has left Dinamo Zagreb for Italian side Cagliari, where he will be working under new boss Gianfranco Zola.

Of course Cop has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past. Whilst with former club RNK Split he was linked with a move to both Everton and Liverpool, but made an internal move to Dinamo Zagreb instead in 2012.

He has banged in the goals ever since his move to the capital and that has convinced Cagliari to complete the deal to sign the player.

He was linked with a move to the Premier League once again in the spring of 2014. After banging in the goals for Dinamo Sky Sports said that English agent Simon Conning was trying to broker a deal for the marskman - but no team was mentioned, as with previous reports linking him with Everton and Liverpool.

But regardless of who might have been interested in his services from the Premier League Cop has now decided to continue his career in Italy instead.

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