Chelsea agree deal for £15m midfielder

Chelsea have been quiet in the transfer window due to the ban placed on the club by FIFA. The Blues are also without a manager but the club have continued to see players leave the club.

The latest developments from the club reveal that midfielder Mario Pasalic is set to make a loan transfer  to Italian club Atalanta.

The midfielder spent last season on loan at the Italian club and was a major part of the team that finished third in the Serie A last season. Atalanta were the surprise package of the season and the Croatia international held his own when called upon by the team.

It is understood that the Italian clubs have agreed to take the player on loan for another season rather than triggering an option to make the move permanent for £15 million.

Champions League football seem to have come a bit early for Atalanta. The Italian club look to bolster their squad on the transfer window but are operating on a modest budget. However, they managed to convince Chelsea for another loan transfer which is a win-win situation for both clubs.

Pasalic is understood to be interested in the move as he wants another season at the Italian club. The lure of playing in the Champions League has proven to be the major factor for the transfer.

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