As Dortmund gets closer to making a deal for Ian Maatsen, Chelsea is thinking about joining the market for a new left-back.
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After Maatsen was loaned to the Clarets for the 2022–2023 season, the Blues accepted a bid for the Dutchman from Burnley last summer.
Maatsen, nevertheless, was eager to stay at Stamford Bridge in order to press for a starting position.
Nevertheless, Maatsen’s season total of starts has been restricted to only three, with two of those coming in the Carabao Cup.
Maatsen has made 15 appearances overall, but most of them have been on the flank, away from his natural position of left defender.
Since the Dutchman is an academy product, Chelsea is now considering selling him, which would significantly increase the club’s available funds for the January transfer window.
Dortmund would prefer a loan, but the Germans are optimistic that a deal can be completed and the two clubs are getting closer to agreeing on a transfer fee, according to the Telegraph.
After that, Chelsea will consider their alternatives at left back because Ben Chilwell is still out with an injury.
Marc Cucurella is free to exit the establishment as well.