Chelsea have opened up talks to bring Croatian international Andrej Kramaric to the club from HNK Rijeka.
Kramaric has been in exceptional form for Rijeka, who, like Chelsea, are pushing for the title.
He has played 19 games this campaign, but hit home a staggering 21 goals in that time, more than a goal every game.
As a result, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is eyeing him up as a potential signing, and wants to bring him to the club in January, if possible.
However, a deal for the 23 year old striker could be held up.
Kramaric’s father has expressed his fears over the move to the press.
Those fears centre around the plans for Kramaric upon his arrival at Chelsea.
Josip Kramaric, his father, has admitted that if his son should sign for the Blues, the intent would be to loan him out for the next six months.
He does not believe the plan is clear yet, and that could hold the transfer back.
“They [Chelsea] are really persistent. The thing we disagree over is Andrej’s loan over the next six months,” he told T Portal.
“The question is where would he go on loan? We have no guarantee that he would return to Chelsea when the loan ends.
“The financial conditions wouldn’t be the same if Kramaric is with the Chelsea first team or somewhere on loan.
“True, it’s a great club, but I’m not sure if it’s the right way to go.”
Like any young player joining Chelsea, the fear for Kramaric is that he gets lost in the shuffle. Even so, he can look to the likes of Romelu Lukaku for what can still be achieved if that happens.