Chelsea’s Croatian Keeper Bid Rejected

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Chelsea have been linked with young talent Adrian Semper. Born in 1998 (!), Semper is only 18 and playing predominantly in the Dinamo Zagreb Under 19 side.

He has also featured in the UEFA Youth League which the Chelsea U19 side won last season.

Some reports say a bid has already been rejected, “a big offer” according to the Telegraph who quoted Zagreb manager Zoran Mamic.

Mamic said: “For the last few days, Chelsea representatives have been in Zagreb, where they have prepared – I must admit – a great offer for Adrian Semper. We thanked them. They were highly professional and pleasant people, but we said no.

It is never easy to reject such a big offer for a young player, but we are convinced Adrian has a fantastic future ahead of him and we want him to spend at least some of that future with Dinamo.”

He is contracted at Dinamo Zagreb until 2018.

A young goalkeeper is probably way down the priority list in terms of players and positions required for the Chelsea first team, but it’s good to know that the scouting team still have their eyes all around the world to bring the best talent to The Bridge.