- The 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.
Tony Pulis would be willing to work alongside a director of football at West Bromwich Albion as long as guarantees of complete control of the club were included in his contract.
Gilles Grimandi has defended Arsenal’s transfer policy – and insisted stats can never tell you everything about a player.
In all, 40 players have been chosen by UEFA.com staff writers on the basis of their performances for a European club or national side in 2014. UEFA.com users will have until 13.00CET on 6 January to cast their vote, with the final lineup to be announced on 9 January on UEFA.com, and included in the January edition of Champions Matchday, the official UEFA Champions League magazine.