Chelsea sign Mario Pasalic

Croatia's midfielder Mario Pasalic listens to the national anthem before the start of the 2014 World Cup international friendly football match between Croatia and Mali on May 31, 2014
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Young Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic finalises his move to Premier League side Chelsea.

Chelsea have completed the signing of midfielder Mario Pasalic.

The 19-year-old, who was included in Croatia's provisional 30-man squad for the ongoing World Cup, has arrived from Hajduk Split.

Speaking for the first time since his switch was finalised, Pasalic told the club's official website: "I am very happy because I am now a Chelsea player. I am very impressed by the training ground and I must thank everybody at Hajduk. This is now a new start in my career.

"I am a central midfielder, my favourite player is Frank Lampard, and so I am very happy to be a Chelsea player."

The Croatia Under-21 international scored 11 goals in 36 outings for Hajduk last term.

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