Earlier on Monday, we covered Mario Pasalic’s debut for AC Milan while on loan from Chelsea, and Vincenzo Montella’s wish to sign him on a permanent basis.

The midfielder made his first appearance for the Serie A side by coming off the bench in a 1-0 win over Pescara, and was even praised by his opponents’ manager, Massimo Oddo, for his performance.

Playing only 28 minutes, the Croatian certainly impressed all involved, and Montella’s comments will be a boost for the youngster, who has seen a lot of speculation about his future circulate in recent weeks.

Once again coming to the fore to clear the air, his agent, Vincenzo Cavaliere, spoke to, and commented about his client’s performance.

Explaining Pasalic was ‘now ready to play 90 minutes’ after a few months of fitness training, Cavaliere also said they were aware competition was fierce in this Milan squad and the midfielder could ‘struggl to find a space’ in the first-team.

That being said, there was very little agitation, especially with Montella’s public backing of the Chelsea loanee, and the subject of the loan being made permanent was unsurprisingly brought up.

Cavaliere said: “If Milan can buy him in January? It’s a situation that could happen, but it’s for the English club to decide. It’s a bit early to talk about this.”

The will is there, now to find a way to convince Chelsea.