Chelsea are potentially leading the race to sign Dinamo Zagreb ace

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Recent reports seem to indicate that Chelsea are potentially leading the hunt to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo.

Goal reported yesterday that Chelsea and Barcelona were ahead of Manchester United in the battle to sign the playmaker.

Though, Mundo Deportivo have since reported that the 21-year-old isn’t currently an option for the Blaugrana, leaving Chelsea and Manchester United as the only other top sides interested in the ace.

Goal have also claimed that Chelsea and Manchester United held discussions with Dinamo Zagreb over the youngster’s put pen to paper and that the Croatian giants valued the ace at €40m (£34.1m). This report also recommends that Dani Olmo is pushing for a winter exit.

Dani Olmo’s excellent performances at last summer’s European Under-21s Championships with Spain seemed to have put the youngster on the radar of several top clubs.

He left Barcelona’s world-famous La Masia academy to join Zagreb and the versatile attacking midfielder hasn’t looked back since.

Dani Olmo has eight goals and seven assists to his name in 22 matches in all competitions this campaign.

Dinamo Zagreb wonderkid also made his debut for Spain’s senior team during the last international break, so now could be an ideal time for a top club to invest in the young prospect.

Dani Olmo’s value will undoubtedly sky-rocket if he stars at this summer’s Euros for La Furia Roja.

The youngster’s versatility should appeal to many top sides, as while he primarily features in a central attacking midfield role, he’s also been deployed on the wings in the past.