Antonio Conte has earned plaudits not just for bolstering the Blues squad this summer, the Italian tactician has recouped over 150million pounds in sale of players since he joined last summer.
Croatian international and Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic has agreed new deal with the Premier League Champions ahead of a proposed loan move to Russian side Spartak Moscow, according to reports.
Pasalic joined Chelsea in the the summer of 2014 in a £3million deal from German side Hajduk Split. The 22-year-old midfielder is yet to lace his boots for Chelsea but has toured Spain, France and Italian on loan spells at Elche, Monaco and AC Milan respectively.
Pasalic faces an uphill task of dislodging the likes of N’golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Frabregas in midfield. His best bet at playing regularly is away from Stamford Bridge.
Confirming his loan move to Spartak Moscow, the agent of the midfielder Marko Naletilić spoke with Croatian website Tportal and he revealed that a loan move is in the offing for his client.
“Our negotiations with Chelsea and Spartak Moscow were both successful. At the moment we are travelling from London to Rome, where Mario will undergo a medical. If everything is fine, and we do not doubt it, Mario will travel to Moscow on Wednesday.” said Naletilić.
With this new move, the player will fulfill his dream of playing in the Champions League.
Chelsea have sent quite a chunk of their youngsters on loan and the interesting thing is they are handed a long-term contract before sealing a loan move.
Meanwhile, the Blues sold Matic to Man United yesterday and the Club is on the look out a replacement for the Serbian. Pasalic is obviously not good enough for Conte.