Three days ago, Calciomercato reported Manchester City manager Pep Guaridola ‘moves’ for Dani Olmo and Dinamo Zagreb have set a base price of €40m for their star.
Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti now states the Premier League winners want the newly capped Spain international and are ready to pay €40m for him in January.
They don’t make it clear if this is their original information or if they are relaying from elsewhere.
However, they do mention the figure quoted is ‘interesting’ and even though Dinamo have officially not slapped a price tag on Olmo, unofficial sources suggest €40m ‘was in circulation’.
Dinamo manager Nenad Bjelica has recently been attending events in Spain, and was asked about the player.
“See, everybody’s talking about Olmo. Well, to be honest, in the two days I spent in Barcelona, everyone was asking about him. There is no one who does not follow him, and now he has become a Spanish national team player,” Bjelica said.
When asked if Olmo can play for the Etihad club, the Dinamo manager responded: “Of course, Olmo can play at Manchester City and Barcelona. He can play in any big club. I mean, Dinamo is big too, but I’m talking about the biggest and best leagues in the world.”
If Guardiola’s side were to make a move for the player in the winter market, there is a possibility they could secure his services. That’s because Bjelica admitted his side could allow Olmo leave in January.
“A ‘transfer room’ was held in Italy these days, where there are clubs, managers. there is a lot of talk about transfers. This is where various information comes into play. I don’t have any, but it’s close to true that Olmo will leave Dinamo this winter,” he explained.
Olmo has six goals and six assists to his name in 17 appearances for Dinamo this season.