Who is Dani Olmo? The midfielder linked with a £33.8m January transfer to Chelsea

The January transfer window is open and Premier League clubs are working hard to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season.

For Chelsea supporters, exciting times could be ahead as the two-window ban was reduced last month meaning Frank Lampard can enter the market for the first time since becoming head coach.

Many names have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this month including Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and RB Leipzig’s pacy forward Timo Werner.

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The latest name is that of Dani Olmo as reports – via Sport Witness – claim Dinamo Zagreb have received a ‘firm offer’ from the west London outfit for the attacking midfielder.

But who is Olmo, and what would he bring to Lampard’s side? takes a look.

Who is Dani Olmo?

Dani Olmo is an 21-year-old attacking midfielder who plays his football for Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.

He was born in Terressa, spain and started his career with the Espanyol youth team, although he was soon snapped up by the youth ranks of Spanish giants Barcelona, where he made his way through the academy system.

He never made a first team appearance for Barca, moving to Zagreb on a free transfer in the summer of 2014, initially playing for the club’s youth team, before being promoted to the first team squad the following January.

Dani Olmo celebrates his first Spain goal (Image: David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Olmo has gone onto make 124 appearances for the Croatian club, scoring 34 goals and assisting a further 28. He is part of a squad that has won four Croatian league titles and three Croatian Cups.

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How did he perform last season?

The midfielder made 44 appearances in all competitions for Zagreb during the 2018/19 season, scoring 12 goals and providing nine assists.

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