It wouldn’t be a Chelsea transfer window without players leaving on loan. One player that will be part of the Blues’ list of players out on loan is Trevor Chalobah, who has signed for Championship side Ipswich Town on a season-long loan. Chalobah is yet to make his first-team debut for the club, but was an unused substitute as Chelsea won the FA Cup last month. Ipswich manager Paul Hurst said he was happy with the signing of Chalobah:
“He’s at an age where people might question him as he’s a bit young. There will be demands put on him that he might not have encountered in the past but from speaking to him I know he’s hungry to succeed.
“I like players who maybe have a little bit of something to prove and in Trevoh’s case, he’s got a lot to prove. There’s a lot of good publicity around him in terms of potential but he understands, and he wants to go out and deliver.”
Panzo to Monaco
Another promising youngster is set to depart Stamford Bridge this season – but permanently – with Jonathan Panzo reportedly on the brink of signing for French side AS Monaco. The 17-year-old has been at Chelsea since the age of nine, but is set to make the move abroad in order to prove himself elsewhere and gain first-team football. This move could’ve been down to Monaco sporting director Michael Emenalo, who left Chelsea in November.
The future of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been widely debated in recent months, with reports linking the Belgian to a move away from Chelsea. Courtois has said that he doesn’t want to return to England for pre-season training if Belgium lose to England in their World Cup group stage game.
“If you want to have that winning feeling, it’s best to keep on winning.
“I don’t want to go back to England in July with a losing feeling. I want to win. I think everyone feels that way.”