Dani Olmo to Chelsea latest: Transfer ‘agreed’ with alternative target, Barcelona’s £35m bid

The January transfer window is open and Chelsea are ready to open their chequebooks to strengthen their squad.

The ruling which cut the Blues’ transfer ban means Frank Lampard is ready to spend during the January window in order to secure Chelsea’s place in the top four of the Premier League.

A lot of names have already been linked with a winter move to Stamford Bridge, with Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo one of the latest.

The 21-year-old is one of the most sought after young talents in European football after impressing in the Champions League for his club this season.

So, could the player be at Stamford Bridge by the end of the window?

We take a look at the latest news on the player’s future below.

Who is Dani Olmo?

Olmo is one of the names being linked to a number of clubs at the start of the January window, but who is the midfielder?

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Chelsea make ‘firm offer’

Sport (via SportsWitness) claim that the Blues have made a ‘firm offer’ for the Dinamo Zagreb man, although there are no figures mentioned in the report, it is claimed that the Croatian side are after a figure of around £34 million for the 21-year-old.

What has he said?

“Last summer was an ideal time to take a next step,” Olmo told  Jugones (via Goal).

“In the end it did not happen and I said that I was equally happy because I wanted to play Champions League.

“But I think my cycle there is over and I want to take the next step to continue improving.”

The player reiterated his stance in a separate interview with Catalan newspaper L’Esportiu (via the Express).

“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,” he said.

“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…