The winger has failed at Everton…
Chelsea are set to recall Christian Atsu from Everton before immediately sending him out to Derby County, according to the Sun.
The Stamford Bridge outfit are unhappy with the limited amount of game time the Ghanaian has received while at the Toffees, and are ready to end the his temporary deal at the club.
Derby are ready to to offer Atsu regular first team football.
Rams boss Steve McLaren will be forced to accept the addition of a clause in any loan deal that would lead to the club being fined should they not play the 23-year-old enough.
The Championship side will have to wait until at least February to capture the Blues wide-man, as he is currently on international duty at the African Cup of Nations.
The winger has only made eight appearances during his time on Merseyside, and has failed to secure a single assist or goal during his temporary spell.