A transfer rumor doesn't really count as a fully fledged and functioning transfer rumor until Gianluca Di Marzio chimes in, right? Fortunately for the freshly hatched Kramaric-to-Chelsea rumor-toddler, the Oracle of Milano has spoken on Friday and given his holy blessing via his website. You're a big boy now, Kramaric-to-Chelsea transfer rumor!
There are many suitors for his services, including Chelsea (the club most interested) as well as Stoke City, Borussia M'Gladbach and in Italy Fiorentina, Sampdoria and the two clubs in Milano.
So it turns out that scoring over 50 goals in less than 60 matches will get you noticed by not just Chelsea! Weird. But Stoke? Stoke City? Go on...
While these clubs have made approaches, none has taken as serious a step as Juventus has in recent days. The bianconeri have made concrete contacts with the player's father as well as Rijeka to reach agreements. They supposedly already have an agreement in principle with the player but there is distance between the two clubs: Rijeka is asking for 10 million euro, but before Juventus makes such an investment they want to be totally convinced of the player's quality.
Curse you and your strategic geographical advantage, Bianconeri!
The report goes on to claim that Juventus only want to pay 6 million. That's a fair bit less than the asking price, so if we truly want the Croatian goal-machine, we just helicopter in the money and call it done. Alternatively, we're just being used as leverage by Rijeka to ensure that Juventus (or whoever else may actually, seriously, definitely be interested in the 23-year-old) pays as much of the asking price as possible.