Manchester United & Chelsea scrap over €6m Croatian wonderkid

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Manchester United and Chelsea are ready to battle it out over Dinamo Zagreb’s Robert Murić - and offer €6 million for his services according to reports in Croatia.

Zagreb have a track-record of producing talented youngsters, and having developed Luka Modric, sold Tin Jedvaj to Roma over the summer and are likely to let precocious youngster Alen Halilovic join one of Europe's leading clubs sooner rather than later.

Now it appears as though the latest talented youngster out of their ranks is 17-year-old Murić who, according to reports in Croatia, is being targeted by both Chelsea and Manchester United.

Croatian paper Jutarnji List claim both Premier League giants are interested in the young forward, with the paper tipping the talented youngster to become the first Croat to ply his trade at Old Trafford.

Chelsea of course won't be put off by the €6 million price tag, but may be wary of paying such a fee for a player who is yet to make his debut for the Zagreb first-team.

Murić did impress at the U17 World Cup earlier this year, where scouts from Chelsea and Manchester United are said to have watched him in action.

Along with the Premier League clubs, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are also on the trail of the young forward.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea have previously flirted with the idea of signing Croatian players, and displayed an interest in Modric while he was still with Tottenham.

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