AC MIlan have certainly got value from Mario Pasalic’s loan, report Calciomercato on Friday. Chelsea sent the Croatian on loan to Milan for the season, with the Italian club paying just €200k.
There were further variable payments due to Chelsea relating to Pasalc’s playing time, with Milan having to send more money to Stamford Bridge if the 22 year old didn’t feature a lot. That he has been playing makes the loan from Chelsea a value one.
Despite things going pretty well, Calciomercato believe Milan don’t have the player’s signing as a priority. With the club’s takeover still up in the air they’re having to plan carefully, and are working on making Gerard Deulofeu’s loan from Everton a permanent deal.
The Spaniard has enjoyed a good start to his Milan stay and them wanting a permanent Everton deal is repeatedly reported. With the concentration being on Deulofeu and Everton, signing Pasalic from Chelsea is being put on the backburner, and may not happen at all.
It must be said Calciomercato claim Milan are speaking to Barcelona and not Everton, with it explained this is because the Spanish club have a buyback clause. The insinuation is Milan would then buy the player from Barcelona, and perhaps get him cheaper than from Everton direct.
However, Everton saw this sort of scenario coming. When they signed Deulofeu from Barcelona and agreed to a buyback clause, they also added a clause which meant Barca had to keep him for a year before selling again, or send the profit to Goodison.