Niko Kranjcar, Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric and Stipe Pletikosa could soon be joined by fellow countryman Mateo Kovacic come the January window.
Mateo is only 16 years of age but is currently on the books for Dynamo Zagreb.
Despite his age, word is that there is much interest from at lest two Budesliga sides. Zagreb are thought to have buyout clause on the youngster which is far from unusual and it is would certainly be an attraction to Mateo that so many Croatians are enjoying life in the Lilywhite shirt when it comes to making his mind up.
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