Does anybody even remember the player?
Well, now you won’t even have to.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is set to get Mario Pasalic off the books permanently. The Croatia international is currently on loan at Serie A side Atalanta, where has been a standout performer with six goals in 22 games this season. As a result, the Italain side are eager to make the switch permanent.
Pasalic also spent the 2018/19 campaign at the Bergamo-based side and made 42 appearances. Despite already performing at a high level, the 24-year-old has never featured for the Blues.
And, according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira and Calciomercato, they now look set to cash in with Atalanta ready to pay his €15 million buy-out clause, offering the midfielder a four-year contract until 2024. The two clubs are in advanced talks and the agreement could come very soon.
The Bergamo outfit will cash in on the departures of Dejan Kulusevski (an ex-Chelsea target) and Musa Barrow to Juventus and Bologna, respectively. They will then use the money to sign Pasalic outright. The Croat previously had loan spells at Elche, Monaco, AC Milan and Spartak Moscow.