Saturday, 12 June 2010


Hajduk Split search for a striker appears to have taken them in the direction of the World Cup where they are keeping a close eye on New Zealand's Gold Cost forward Shane Smeltz. The club may also release Ante Seric, Dario Jertec and Ivo Smoje in the coming weeks who are all set to sign up to new clubs. Seric is bound for Turkey, whilst Osijek want Smoje and Varteks want Jertec.

Varteks may also be offered hope for the new season by news that former players Sbrenko Posavec and Nikola Safaric are available on free transfers after being released by Slaven Belupo. Varteks current squad is short of quality, but returning Posavec, Safaric and Jertec will certainly improve the teams chance of staying up, whilst a outlandish swoop for Varazdin favorite Davor Vugrinec is still no impossible. The club thus far signed free scoring Bosnian Fehar Dudic and hope to add more players in the coming weeks.

Bojan Golubovic is also in huge demand after his release from trouble HNL2 side Medimurje. The Serbian striker impressed last season and is wanted by Sibenik, RNK Split and Osijek. Osijek have prioritised a experienced forward and may move for Goran Ljubojevic from NK Zagreb or Karlo Primorac who was released by Dinamo Zagreb. It will be interesting who will tie up Primorac. The player could also interest Istra Pula who are hunting for a partner for Asim Sehic.

Inter Zapresic meantime need an entirely new forward line and may check on the availability of Ilija Sivonjic as well as midfielder Ante Tomic from Dinamo. The club may also check on Dario Zahora, but could face competition from clubs in Slovenia where he is highly regarded from his time in Interblock and Domzale.

Lokomotiva again look set to have a strong squad for the new season after adding Dinamo's Frano Millar and Mislav Komorski. They have also re-recruited Dalibor Pandza, whilst Josip Pivaric and Mates Males could also return.