Chelsea’s deal for Partizan Belgrade youngster Danilo Pantic has fallen through, according to the London Evening Standard.
One of those clubs he claimed to have turned down were Serie A giants Juventus, the Daily Mail stated, instead agreeing a reported four-year contract with Jose Mourinho’s team.
The Mail stated that the Blues had then planned to loan him out to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem for the rest of the season, as they have done with a number of their youngsters over recent years.
However, that deal now seems to have fallen through with Pantic claiming he had never agreed to a move to Stamford Bridge, despite his previous comments.
“I have been the talk of the town lately but I know I didn’t sign anything with Chelsea,” he said in the Evening Standard.
“They showed interest but no concrete deal was signed. I am still a Partizan player.”
Primarily a central midfielder, but also capable as an attacking midfielder, the youngster has made 18 appearances and scored two goals for the Belgrade based side since his debut in 2013. The 18-year-old Pantic has become a central part of the Partizan side, who currently top the Jelen SuperLiga, since then and is currently captain of Serbia’s Under-19 side