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Report: Andrej Kramaric now has 15 suitors; father travels to London to negotiate

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The Kramaric-to-Chelsea rumor moves into the "parent gets involved" phase.

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The latest on supposed Chelsea transfer target Andrej Kramarić comes from Croatia's Večernji list, the country's second biggest daily newspaper.  That by no means puts their stories above reproach, especially when it comes to football rumors, but it probably means that they aren't making things up like talking to the player on the phone.

Vecernji contacted Kramaric who inadvertently confirmed his father was in London by saying "My dad in London... how do you know?"

-source: Večernji list via Sport Witness

During said conversation, 23-year-old Andrej appeared to confirm that his father, alongside a delegation from the club have indeed traveled to London over the weekend to do some negotiating with Chelsea and others.  It's not mentioned who these mysterious others were, but the number of clubs vying for the goal-machine's signature is now supposedly 15.  Fifteen!

The Croatian source also confirms the previously reported €10m asking price, which would be a club record for HNK Rijeka and one of the biggest ever in Croatian football history.

It is known that the River set a claim of ten million. However, it is questionable how much is it realistic amount. Chelsea is interested, but the real negotiations are still ahead.

-source: Večernji list via Google Translate

Kramaric played 87 minutes in Rijeka's 1-0 win on Saturday.  He did not score.  So, €9m it is then.