Press "Enter" to skip to content

Deal Close: Chelsea on the verge of agreeing €15m deal for 24-year-old midfielder

Atalanta are keen on a move for Mario Pasalic this transfer window following the midfielder’s successful loan spell with the Serie A club last campaign but are looking to negotiate the agree optional fee clause in the deal.

Mario Pasalic made 42 appearances for the Italian club last season, netting eight goals and creating six assists to help the Serie A side qualify for the Champions League.

Atalanta are understandably keen on re-signing the midfielder this summer but are looking to negotiate a lower fee than the €15 million optional purchase clause injected in the loan deal, Inside Futbol reports.

Mario Pasalic is also understood to be keen on securing a permanent move to Atalanta, though the deal appears to depend on whether the Blues will accept a lower bid than the agreed purchase fee of €15 million.

The highly-rated central midfielder is yet to make a senior appearance for the Blues following his move from Croatian club Hajduk Split in 2014.

It is understandable that the player wants to leave the Bridge as soon as possible because the Croatia international has the chance of playing in the Champions League with the club he sealed the qualification leaving AC Milan out from the top European competition.

Chelsea meanwhile decided not to sign Pasalic’s compatriot Mateo Kovacic in permanent basis and will let the midfielder return to Santiago Bernabeu.