Chelsea complete midfielder signing

Chelsea have completed the signing of former Partizan Belgrade ace Danilo Pantic, according to reports from Sky Sports.

The Blues have been trying to sign the U19 Serbia international since the January window, and the midfielder finally secured the move by putting pen to paper.

The 18-year-old played an integral part for his country during the U19 European Championships, in which Serbia reached the semi-final of the competition.

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However, Pantic is set to instantly leave Stamford Bridge and join Vitesse Arhem on loan to gain some first-team experience for at least the upcoming season.

Pantic said: “I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, the champions of the English Premier League, and I hope I can show my value at Vitesse in the coming season. I am honoured at the faith both clubs have shown in me.”

His departure to Vitesse will make him the fourth player to also make the same move, with Lewis Baker, Izzy Brown, and recently signed Brazilian Nathan all already at the Eredivisie club.

Chelsea have been rather quiet in the summer transfer market in terms of major signings, with their biggest deal so far the £8million capture of former Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.