Chelsea transfer target admits he’d like to leave his current club in January

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Chelsea are in need of new signings, and the Blues can now sign players in January with the transfer ban lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last month.

Chelsea have been linked with attacking midfielder Dani Olmo, and the 21-year-old has been very impressive for Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.

The young attacking midfielder has shown lots of potential having been developed by Barcelona’s academy La Masia before joining Dinamo Zagreb in 2014.

According to Catalan newspaper L’Esportiu, Chelsea have made a move for Olmo, with proposals having also come from Spurs and Olmo’s former club Barcelona for the January transfer window.

Olmo has now admitted that he’s open to a move away from Dinamo even this January.

“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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