Forward could even join another top-flight rival this summer.
Chelsea midfield player Lucas Piazon says that he is happy to go out on loan again next season in order to gain more valuable Premier League experience, reports the Daily Mirror.
The former Brazil Under-17 international only arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer from Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo for an initial fee of £5 million that could potentially rise to as much as £10m depending on add ons.
However, after only playing for the west London club in one Premier League match in the first half of the campaign, and in just three contests in total in all competitions for the Blues, the 19-year-old was then shipped out on loan to Liga high-flyers Malaga last January by ‘interim’ Chelsea head coach Rafa Benitez.
In Spain, Piazon played under the recently appointed Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, appearing in 14 matches for the club and registering two assists along the way.
And now that Jose Mourinho has returned for a second spell in charge of Chelsea, the young attacking midfield player has been told by the Portuguese that he will again be sent out on loan next season in order to be given more game time, preferably to another Premier League side, with the likes of both newly promoted Crystal Palace and Liverpool having been linked with the player.
”To be fair, I think I am too young to be playing at Chelsea. So I’m fine. It’s good for me to be going out on loan,” said Piazon.
”Last season I stayed half the season at Chelsea and half at Malaga. It was good for me to play in La Liga and the Champions League.
”In this next season I will try to stay in the Premier League and to do a great season and come back stronger.
”It’s important for me to stay in England and get used to the league where Chelsea play. English football is different to the Spanish game.
”I have no idea where I will go. I told everyone I would concentrate on this part of pre-season and I will talk about it when I get back to England.
”But I would like to stay in England. The physical side of it is important for me. The Premier League is strong physically, so it would be good for my future to stay in England.
”It is important to find the right club before the start of the season. When I went to Malaga it was in the middle of the season. The manager knew all the players but he didn’t know me well. It was a bit difficult. I would prefer to have time to get to know the team.”