Stamford Bridge youngster looks for competitive football.
Chelsea teenager Josh McEachran reckons he will discover if he will be granted a loan move away from Stamford Bridge by Andre Villas-Boas this week.
The 18-year-old midfielder has revealed he is close to securing a temporary switch to one of the Blues’ Premier League rivals.
He is desperate to help his development with regular first-team football, having made just one substitute appearance in the top-flight this season.
Swansea City are thought to be favourites to land the England Under 21 star but the Welshmen face competition from Bolton Wanderers, Fulham and Aston Villa.
“I will speak to the club this week,” he told London24. “I expect to get an answer then.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Given the impact that McEachran first made when he broke into the Chelsea first team, one would have expected the England Under 21 international to have had more of a shot at progressing under Andre Villas-Boas, who appears to be keen to trust to youth, but thus far this season the teenager had played just seven minutes of Premier League football.
A move to Bolton may seem the most suitable fit for the talented midfielder, after all such a move has been beneficial for Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere two seasons ago and was a big help to Daniel Sturridge last term, with the Chelsea man netting eight goals in 12 games and getting his career on course with some much needed competitive football.