It appears that another in what is a very long line of young players Chelsea have signed, but not used in the first team, could be on the move.
Back in 2014, Chelsea signed Mario Pasalic from the Croatian side, Hajduk Split.
Since becoming a Chelsea player, Pasalic has yet to make a first-team appearance and has spent time out on loan at Elche, Monaco and AC Milan last season.
However, according to the news source, the Evening Standard’target=’blank’>Express, Pasalic could be set to join the Turkish outfit Galatasaray.
Galatasary are managed by Igor Tudor who was part of the same Juventus squad Antonio Conte was in. Our source is suggesting that Tudor has personally contacted Conte to set a deal in motion.
With Pasalic having just a year left on his current contract, it`s not thought the Croatian will be offered another deal, therefore Chelsea may be prepared to cash in, although the fee being mentioned is just £2.2 million.
However, it is by no means certain that Pasalic will take an option to move to Turkish football with his agent, Marko Naletilic, having remarked to the media,
‘We’ve still got to wait and see because he’s a Chelsea player and we need to decide what to do at the end of the season.
‘The lad is happy at Milan, but I don’t want to make any predictions now. He’s just happy to be playing regularly for Milan.
‘We would be willing to negotiate the possibility of him staying at Milan, but it will be Chelsea who decide what to do with him and this is important because it is Chelsea who own his registration.
‘He’s been a fan of Milan since he was a child and he will always thank them for the faith the Rossoneri have placed in him. This might not mean anything, but it could also mean a lot.’
A bit of a cloudy picture but one thing seems certain, Pasalic will not be pulling on our famous blue shirt!