By Chelsea correspondent Tony Hughes | Premier League expert with experience of breaking big stories, including exclusives like this
Chelsea wonderkid Charly Musonda is in talks to join Real Betis on loan, Football Insider sources understand.
The 19-year-old winger will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge in the final days of the January window as be becomes the latest in a long line of academy graduates to go out on loan.
A Chelsea source has told Football Insider that Spanish club Betis want Musonda to sign an extended loan agreement, possibly even for 18 months.
The Belgium Under-21 international has been a regular for Chelsea in the Under-21 Premier League this season but has yet to figure for the senior team.
This should confirm it then. https://t.co/aQ2hyUoK9m
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) January 28, 2016
In other Chelsea transfer news, the club will announce the loan signing of Alexandre Pato on Thursday after he passed a medical on Wednesday night.
The Premier League champions are also in advanced talks to sign defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls for £3.5million.