Chelsea's approach for young goalkeeper Adrian Semper has been rejected, according to his club Dinamo Zagreb.
The 18-year-old has been followed by the Blues, and reports in Croatia claim that a £3.1 million offer had been made.
Chelsea have been scouring Europe and trying to scoop up the best youngsters for some time now, however, it seems as though they have missed out on this occasion. Dinamo Zagreb manager Zoran Mamic has claimed this morning that talks with the west London club is at an end, and that the young 'keeper is staying put.
"For the last few days, Chelsea representatives have been in Zagreb, where they have prepared – I must admit – a great offer for Adrian Semper," he told Croatian source 24 Satr.
"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."
Chelsea have so far failed to add any new signings in the January window, with around two weeks remaining. Interim boss Guus Hiddink is reportedly in the market for a new forward, and may now step up that chase following Diego Costa's shin injury he suffered against Everton yesterday.
The Spanish international is set to undergo scans today amidst fears he could face a prolonged spell on the sidelines after Hiddink admitted he was in 'a lot of pain'.
Brazilian forward Pato is currently the favourite to arrive at Stamford Bridge before the end of the month.