Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Set To Bid £1.5 Million For 17-Year-Old Croatian Striker, Marko Dabro

 
on January 08 2013 4:06 PM

The name Marko Dabro is still fairly unfamiliar amongst the footballing world, but it is the young 17-year-old striker who has attracted interest from a number of Europe's elite clubs, including Manchester United, Juventus and an upcoming bid from European Champions Chelsea.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich has seemingly took a new stance on transfers this season, opting to buy the cheaper options such as the £7.5 million signing of Demba Ba from Newcastle just last week. Dabro's club side Cibalia want at least £1.5 Million for their under-17 Coatian International, which could prove to be a bargain buy for the Stamford Bridge outlet.

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They will face stern competition from Serie A giants Juventus, who had already lodged their interest in the young striker and wanted to pay around £400,000 for him, which was refused. Cibalia quickly stated that they will only look at offers above £1.5 million.

Dabro is a good natural finisher and offers a decent physical presence up front, and the left footed striker has already gained an array of admirers within Europe. Chelsea have had their scouts watch the young starlet on a number of occasions. 

Chelsea Interim Manager Rafa Benitez has hinted that he will be bringing in a couple more players during this window and the lack of strikers during the first part of the season, could prove the reasoning behind the chase for this young attacking talent, along with his cheap price tag.

Dabro has a top future predicted on the big stage and has already won over the hearts of his homeland, featuring for Croatia regularly at youth level. Chelsea will want to tie up a deal during this window and they won't have a problem meeting the players fee, if they do decide to officially mount a bid.

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