Dani Olmo to Chelsea: £17m RB Leipzig transfer confirmed, what the midfielder has said

Chelsea have less than a week to bolster their squad as only six days remain of the January transfer window.

Head coach Frank Lampard has seen his side struggle to put teams away this season and has gone on record saying he’d like to bring in another forward before deadline day.

One name that had been touted with a move to Stamford Bridge is attacking midfielder Dani Olmo.

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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.

However, Olmo won’t be making the move to west London this month as there has been a massive update regarding where he will playing his football during the second half of the season.

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?

Take a look here.

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.”

Dani Olmo of Dinamo Zagreb celebrates a goal during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Dinamo Zagreb and Manchester City
(Image: Luka Stanzl/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images)

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…