Chelsea are reportedly set to welcome back Charly Musonda in January due to his injury troubles during his loan spell with Real Betis.
The 20-year-old has been limited to just eight appearances in La Liga so far this season, adding an assist to his contribution in 275 minutes of action in total.
According to AS, he could be set for a premature return to west London, as he looks for a long-term cure for his on-going knee trouble.
Further, Betis have added that with the lack of playing time and desire to treat their own player, Musonda may now return to Stamford Bridge in January.
“I understand [the deal may end in January], because it is normal a big club wants one of their players to play,” Betis sporting director Miguel Torrecilla said.
“He is a [Chelsea] player but we’ll see what happens between now and then, and the end of campaign.”
It will be a disappointment for the player too as ultimately once he returns to Chelsea and regains full fitness, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll force his way into Antonio Conte’s plans immediately.
In turn, he’ll be forced to consider another loan move which means setting up in another new environment and starting all over again as he looks to prove that his long-term future does lie with Chelsea.
Nevertheless, his more immediate focus will be overcoming his troublesome knee injury and then getting back to first-team action.