Transfer news updates, rumours and done deals before the window opens

  • FootballThe sporting director of Rijeka has confirmed that Chelsea have been in contact about signing Andrej Kramaric. The 23-year-old forward has been linked with an £8m switch to Stamford Bridge and Ivan Mance told Sportske that the Premier League leaders are exploring the possibility of landing the Croatia international. “I can confirm that our office has received a formal offer from Chelsea,” said Mance. Kramaric has forged a reputation as a lethal marksman in his homeland after netting 55 goals in just 65 games for Rijeka since joining from Dinamo Zagreb in 2013.

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Lionel Messi, one of the nominated Forwards

In all, 40 players have been chosen by staff writers on the basis of their performances for a European club or national side in 2014. users will have until 13.00CET on 6 January to cast their vote, with the final lineup to be announced on 9 January on, and included in the January edition of Champions Matchday, the official UEFA Champions League magazine.

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