West Londoners Chelsea have made a bid for young Croatian midfielder Ivan Lepinjika as they bid to make their first signing of the current January winter market.
The Blues were unable to sign players during last summer’s transfer market because of the transfer embargo slapped on them by FIFA but that has since been lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
Local media outlet Portal said that Chelsea have made a bid of around four to five million euros for the player who is on the payroll of Croatian top flight team Rijeka.
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Ivan Lepinjika is a defensive midfielder who played five times for the Croatian national u-21 team at the European Championships last summer and he has his sights on breaking into the senior national team for the 2020 European Championships scheduled to take place at various venues across the European continent later this year.
He could follow in the footsteps of compatriots Mario Pasalic and Mateo Kovacic in playing for Chelsea but the Blues will have to increase their first offer if they want to sign him.
Apart from him, Chelsea are also interested in Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, CSKA Moscow star Fyodor Chalov and many more attackers.