Chelsea could finalize their deal for rumored target Andrej Kramaric on Monday, if The Daily Mail is to be believed. The paper is reporting that there are only a few details left to sort before the player travels to London for a medical, and that a Premier League loan could follow shortly after:
Chelsea will consider loaning Andrej Kramaric to Leicester City as they look to close a £7.5m deal with his club for the striker on Monday. Leicester have a £7.8m bid on the table for the HNK Rijeka goalscorer but the player wanted to move to a bigger club.
Juventus have also made a play for Kramaric but only wanted to offer £4.5m plus add-ons. If all is agreed on Monday the player is expected to travel to London on January 5 to have a medical.
The contract is for four and a half years and the player will initially be paid around £20,000 a week after tax. Kramaric, who has scored 28 goals in all competitions this season, has already agreed to join the Premier League leaders.
Kramaric is a bit of a wild card, but a move in January followed by a Premier League loan sounds like an excellent idea as far as I'm concerned. The figures being mentioned are nothing to cumbersome for a club with Chelsea's resources, especially this season, in which they'll likely show a massive profit on the FFP books.
It would also be interesting to see the Croatian get a taste of the Premier League, as the Blues could be looking to replace Didier Drogba in short order. Competition for places is never a bad thing...