Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Rijeka striker Andrej Kramaric ahead of the January transfer window, with the talented young star set to move on loan to Leicester City as soon as he moves to Stamford Bridge, according to journalist Aleksander Holiga.
Reports in Croatia confirm agreement between Rijeka and Chelsea for Kramaric has been reached. The player will go on loan to Leicester.
— Aleksandar Holiga (@AlexHoliga) December 30, 2014
Kramaric has emerged as one of the most highly rated young strikers in world football, having scored a stunning 28 goals in 30 games since the start of the season.
He has also been capped by the Croatian national side.
The 23 year old is thought to have been lined up by the Blues as a direct replacement to Didier Drogba, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
Rijeka were believed to have valued Kramaric at around £8 million, although there is no confirmation over the fee paid by the west London side.
Leicester were also chasing him, but now seem likely to secure him only on a temporary basis until the end of the season.