Croatian midfielder Mario PaA?ali set to be loaned to Monaco, as Radamel Falcao edges closer to completing Chelsea FC move

With Radamel Falcaoa s move to Chelsea FC the worst kept secret in football during this transfer window, it appears that the details of the agreement between the Blues and Ligue 1 side AS Monaco did in fact involve the French side signing a youngster on loan from the English champions.

There has been speculation in the English press about the number and identity of the youngsters that would be loaned to Monaco, but it now appears as though at least one of them will be Croatian central midfielder Mario PaA?ali , who spent last season on loan at La Liga side Elche.

According to Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Chelsea FC have reached an agreement with Monaco for the loan transfer of the 20-year-old, who will have the difficult task of trying to replace Geoffrey Kondogbia, who earlier completed his move to Serie A side Inter Milan.

It is expected that PaA?ali a s loan, in part, will help reduce the loan fee that Chelsea FC will have to pay Monaco for securing the services of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, who has allegedly already signed his contract with the Blues before departing on his holidays following a dismal Copa America with the national side.

According to Colombiaa s Gol Caracol, Falcao signed his Chelsea FC contract on Monday and is expected to join up with the Blues on their pre-season tour on the 19th of July in Montreal, Canada. The story was corroborated by English newspaper The Guardian, who claim that his father, Radamel Garc a, confirmed the move to . Caracol TV.


With all the formalities completed, it is only a matter of time before the move is made official by Chelsea FC and Monaco. Pasalica s loan move will perhaps be the trigger for the official announcement of the Falcao transfer, as it is seemingly part of the deal for the striker.