ATALANTA verify they plan on triggering Mario Pasalic’s switch clause to make his mortgage transfer from Chelsea everlasting.
Pasalic, 25, has spent the final two seasons on mortgage with the Serie A facet, scoring 15 objectives throughout 74 appearances.
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However in his six years on the books at Stamford Bridge, he has by no means made a single first-team look.
Atalanta sporting director Giovanni Sartori confirmed they’ll look to signal the midfielder completely, that means he can formally go away Chelsea and finish his run of mortgage strikes.
Sartori informed Sky Sports activities: “We’re going to purchase Mario Pasalic on a everlasting deal from Chelsea.
“We wish to use the purchase choice”.
Pasalic is free to signal for the Serie A facet, so long as they meet his £13million purchase out clause.
The midfielder signed for Chelsea from Hajduk Break up in his homeland of Croatia in 2014 as a part of a £3m deal.
He went on loans to Elche, Monaco, AC Milan and Spartak Moscow for a season every earlier than his spell with Atalanta.
In his first 12 months, he helped safe a third-place end and Champions League soccer.
The Italians then got here by means of a bunch with Manchester Metropolis, Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb to advance to the knockout phases, the place they beat Valencia 8-Four on combination to qualify for the final eight earlier than the season was suspended.
Domestically, the membership are fourth in Serie A and at present holding Roma and Napoli out of the Champions League spots with the season set to renew on the weekend of June 20 and 21.
Chelsea persuaded Pasalic to signal a brand new contract a 12 months in the past, tying him down till 2022 and guaranteeing they may get a switch price for the Croatia worldwide once they did transfer him on.