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Inter looking to add Chelsea midfield prodigy on loan

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Inter Milan just signed rumored Chelsea transfer target Mauro Icardi to an extension, and now they're looking to add to the squad by bringing a Blues' youngster in on loan. Gianluca DiMarzio is reporting that the Serie A side has interest in midfielder Mario Pasalic, who was excellent at Elche last season.

The 20-year old midfielder signed for Chelsea in 2014, and was immediately sent out on loan due to work permit issues. While he was a bit slow to settle in Spain, he became one of the best performers in the suad that saw Elche avoid relegation. Inter won't have the same sort of relegation struggles to worry about, though Pasalic wouldn't face the same overall quality of competition in Italy as he did in Spain.

If this happens, hopefully it goes more smoothly than the Blues' last loan deal involving Inter, which saw Wallace buried on their bench, wasting a year of his development.