Leicester City are set to beat Chelsea to the signature of Andrej Kramaric, despite reports last week suggesting that the Stamford Bridge club were on the cusp of securing a transfer for him, as reported by the Daily Telegraph.
Chelsea were thought to be about to agree an £8 million deal, with the intention of then sending him out on loan to feeder club Vitesse Arnhem for the rest of the season.
Vitesse were even preparing to involve Kramaric in their side before the weekend, but those plans have been scuppered.
He has instead chosen to join their Premier League rivals Liverpool, with the 23 year old striker keen on playing Premier League football immediately.
While he could have moved to Chelsea and then joined Leicester City on loan, as reported here, Premier League rules prevent that occurring in the same transfer window.
As a result, the player had to essentially decide between playing for Vitesse or moving to another Premier League side.