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Chelsea in talks over Croatian pair, according to reports

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Chelsea are currently negotiating the transfers of a pair of young players, according to reports surfacing on Wednesday. Both Lovre Kalinic and Tino-Sven Susic currently play for Hajduk Split, but Martin Brbic is being quoted with the following, confirming that the club is in London at the moment, negotiating with the Blues:

"Yes, we are in London and at the negotiations, I can tell you that. But I do not have anything else to say on the subject."

Neither player would seem likely to join the first team in January, but both could be interesting additions going forward. Kalinic is a 6'7" 24-year old goalkeeper, who has made one appearance with the Croatian national side. With Mark Schwarzer likely retiring and Petr Cech likely moving on this coming summer, he'd fill an obvious void at the club, and likely be relatively inexpensive as well.

Susic, 22, is a 6'1" midfielder who recently broke into the Bosnia and Herzegovina national side. He's a fairly versatile player that can also play the wings, though I'm not sure there's an obvious fit in a very deep Chelsea first team at the moment. That said, if the Blues can get him on the cheap, he's definitely worth taking a flier on and seeing how he adapts to more difficult competition on loan.

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