Chelsea and Man Utd go head-to-head to sign Spanish starlet

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Chelsea and Manchester United have both reportedly held talks over a transfer deal for Dinamo Zagreb youngster Dani Olmo, but Barcelona leads the chase.

This is according to a report from Goal, with Dinamo Zagreb seemingly ready to allow Dani Olmo to leave for around €40m, though Barcelona are hoping to get it done for less than that.

The Spain international playmaker looks an exciting young talent after his performances in his time in Croatia, and Goal claim he’s now forcing for a winter transfer away.

It makes sense that Dani Olmo feels he could now be ready to play for a bigger club and in a more ambitious league, and it would, of course, be interesting from a neutral perspective to see him move to the Premier League.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United could benefit from adding the 21-year-old playmaker to their squads. This campaign, with both sides looking a little light in terms of squad depth.

Manchester United will undoubtedly also see the attacking midfield department as a particular area of weakness at the moment after such a weak first half of the campaign, though the Blues could also do with bolstering their options in that area after losing Eden Hazard in the summer and being unable to succeed him while they were under a transfer embargo.

Still, it seems Barca could be his most likely destination and Goal claim he’s seen as someone who could go straight into the first-team at the Nou Camp.