It seemed like a completely random transfer story at first, Chelsea looking to sign the 23-year-old Croatian striker who's clearly far too good for the Croatian top division, but it would appear that this is indeed something we're looking to do. Even if apparently we're going to loan him to Leicester City straight away.
"I can confirm that our office received a formal offer by London's Chelsea."
-Ivan Mance, HNK Rijeka sporting director; source: Sportske Novosti via Daily Mail
The Mail claim the offer is the previously rumored £7.5m, fronting a 4.5-year contract at a starting salary of 20,000/week. That's actually a pretty decent deal for Mr. Bags of Goals (28 goals in 31 matches in all competitions this season).
With an official bid officially confirmed, surely it's just a matter of time before we officially get our man. It's not often that we don't get our man, and I doubt this case will turn out any differently. The medical is supposed to happen next Monday, the 5th of January.
You're welcome, Leicester City!