While Chelsea are most certainly not afraid of splashing the cash to secure the services of big name players, they have become more conscious of the Financial Fair Play regulations ever since the appointment of Jose Mourinho at the start of last season.
Evidenced by the fact that Chelsea have sold the likes of Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku for big money in recent times, Mourinho has done fantastically well in balancing the books and consequently, the Blues even announced a profit of £18.4 million as well as a record turnover of £319.8 million for the previous fiscal year.
Chelsea have adopted a more judicious financial model under Mourinho
As a strong part of their judicious business planning, Chelsea have also adopted a strategy of investing in younger players with potential rather than just purchasing readymade stars and the arrivals of Mario Pasalic, Marco van Ginkel, Christian Atsu and Isaiah Brown is a testament to this fact.
To continue with this model, it had recently been reported that Chelsea were eyeing a deal for Serbian wonderkid Danilo Pantic. Pantic has burst into the scene for Partizan Belgrade spectacularly and it was reported that Chelsea were looking to make a swoop for the 18-year old.
Pantic claims that he is on the verge of Chelsea move
It now looks like Chelsea’s move for Pantic could well come into fruition before the end of the January transfer window after the player himself claimed that he is set to make a switch to Stamford Bridge this weekend.
As reported by the Daily Mirror, Pantic said, “In the situation we are now in, going to Chelsea would be the best solution for me and for Partizan.
“I am not sure when I will be back in Belgrade, I believe in the next day or two, and a transfer should be done this week.”
As Pantic has still not signed a professional contract with Partizan, he will be available to Chelsea for a meagre fee of around £670,000 and the potential deal is certainly looking like an astute one for the Blues.