Atalanta are set to extend the loan spell of Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic this summer after failing to negotiate a lower the transfer fee to secure the services of the midfielder permanently.
The Serie A outfits had the option to buy the Croatian for €15million due to a clause in the loan deal, however, were said to be hoping to negotiate a lower fee with the West London club in their attempts to secure the services of the midfielder on a permanent deal.
However, according to Football Italia via La Gazzetta dello Sport, the West London club have reportedly agreed to loan Pasalic to Serie A outfits for a second campaign rather than insist the Serie A club pay the €15million fee.
The Croatian has been one of the key players for Atalanta last season as they have finished the season on a third place securing the spot in the Champions League next season, and La Dea qualify for the tournament has been first-time in their history.
Pasalic, who has played 42 games for Atalanta last campaign, signed for the Blues from Hajduk Split in 2014, however, is yet to make his senior debut for the Blues and it seems unlikely to see him at Stamford Bridge in the future following the competition in the midfield area.