Atalanta are continuing to negotiate with Chelsea over the permanent transfer of Mario Pasalic as the clubs are yet to agree on a fee.
The Croatian himself has already agreed terms with the Bergamo club to extend his stay, but Atalanta are looking for a discount on the amount they’ll pay to Chelsea.
Both clubs had agreed on a €15 million buyout option when his loan deal was renewed ahead of the 2019/20 season, having impressed enough in 2018/19, but now La Dea are looking to pay a slightly lower fee.
While the Londoners are yet to accept their proposal, it’s thought that the insertion of a sell-on clause could help move things along, with Chelsea to earn a percentage of the fee should Pasalic be bought from Atalanta by another club.
The Nerazzurri have agreed terms with Pasalic, with him ready to sign off on a four-year contract that will see him earn €1.5m per year.
Bonuses will be added to that €1.5m dependent on the team’s performance.
Pasalic has become increasingly important under Gian Piero Gasperini this season, playing a key role in Serie A and the Champions League.