Chelsea are in talks with Werder Bremen over a deal which will see flop Papy Djilobodji move to the Bundesliga outfit on loan.
The Blues signed Djilobodji from French side Nantes in a surprise deadline-day move.
Jose Mourinho admitted it was not his “choice” to sign the centre-back, before leaving the 27-year-old out of his Champions League squad.
Djilobodji is widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge this month, having only made one appearance for the club – in the League Cup victory at Walsall.
And Werder Bremen sporting director Thomas Gauge has confirmed the two clubs are in talks over a deal for the Senegal international.
“We are in negotiations,” he told Kreiszeitung Syke.