Reports have revealed Chelsea are sending new signing Mario Pasalic out on loan to Elche for the 2014/15 season.
The highly-rated youngster only moved to Stamford Bridge this window. But Jose Mourinho feels the best thing for him would be a loan move to Spain.
And the Croatia Under-21 midfielder has been speaking about the imminent switch.
As quoted on the Sky Sports website, he said: “As I went to say goodbye to my manager Jose Mourinho, he told me that I’m on the best way to one day return to Chelsea.
“He also told me that I must do my best on loan in Spain because he will keep track of all my games.
“Director of sport Michael Emenalo also told me that he and Mourinho will come to see me in Spain.
“I like this option from Elche… I always dreamed that I would play in La Liga once.”