Lampard free to bring exciting Spaniard Olmo to Chelsea after big Barcelona decision

reports have claimed Chelsea are now free to sign talented Dani Olmo

Chelsea are ready to spend big money during this transfer window in order to get their side back on track for a top four spot and maybe some silverware, as Frank Lampard has seen his side drops a number of points over the past few weeks.

And that has led to a lot of speculation about whom could come in to help the Chelsea legend gain success, with Dinamo Zagreb star Olmo now on the shopping list of the Blues coach, after impressing this season.

The 21-year-old is widely regarded as one of Spain’s best young prospects having been developed by Barcelona’s academy before joining Dinamo Zagreb in 2014, with the midfielder scoring eight goals and registering seven assists in 22 appearances for the Croatian side this season

Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona have withdrawn their interest in the young man – handing the Premier League giants a free run at completing a deal for Olmo for a fee of around £34 million.

The midfielder recently indicated that he would be willing to move to the Premier League this month

‘I am at the best of in short career and I feel great,’ Olmo said in an interview with L’Esportiu.

‘Maybe the ideal time to leave the Dinamo would have been last summer, but no offers came.’ Asked if he would prefer to leave in the January transfer window or wait until the end of the season, Olmo replied: ‘I don’t know, it’s a matter of my representatives.

‘But if there is an understanding between the clubs, I think the best thing for everyone is to leave Zagreb now.

‘Dinamo would get a good transfer [fee] and I would play in one of the biggest teams in the world, in one of the five best leagues. My goal is to go to the European Championship [with Spain] and it will be difficult for me if in the next six months I’m only playing in a smaller league, like the one in Croatia.

‘I want to take a step forward. And not only to go to the Euro, but also to keep improving. It’s not that I’m being offered, it’s just that I’m ready to take a step forward in my career.

‘They [Dinamo] are open to hearing offers and they have passed it to us.

‘We all want the best for everyone. We don’t want to hurt the club.’


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