A Chelsea defender has seemingly fuelled interest from La Liga clubs by admitting he ‘sees his future’ in Spain.
The Blues have a bloated squad with a number of players available in each position. Club chief Marina Granovskaia helped to trim the squad down this summer by selling the likes of Kurt Zouma, Davide Zappacosta and Olivier Giroud.
Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori joined Roma and AC Milan respectively. Their departures have been met with criticism, however.
Despite the exodus, Thomas Tuchel will still have a huge first-team group at the end of the campaign once the loanees return.
Matt Miazga is one man who is currently on a temporary spell away from Stamford Bridge.
The centre-back has represented five different clubs on loan.
He joined La Liga outfit Alaves on August 20 in an attempt to make a name for himself.
He has impressed in his four performances so far. In an interview with Marca (via Sport Witness) Miazga was asked about his experience in Spain.
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He said: “I’m enjoying everything. I’ve been to several countries in my career, mostly in Europe, but in terms of football and quality of life, I really like Spain.
“I want to learn the language and master it. The truth is that I wish I had taken my Spanish classes more seriously when I was younger.
“Now I see why Spanish football is one of the best leagues in the world. The level is very high, and I know I’m going to learn and progress a lot this season.”
The 26-year-old then hinted that he could remain in the country: “It’s early to say, but I’m really enjoying it. I definitely see myself with a future in Spain, but you never know in football.
“I just want to win and keep playing well here at Alaves, have continuity and play minutes for the team to win and move up the table.”
Chelsea told to pay €40m for wonderkid
Chelsea officials will reportedly have to part with €40m (£34.2m) if they want to sign Aurelien Tchouameni.
The 21-year-old is the latest Monaco wonderkid to be tipped for a big-money move. He could soon follow in the footsteps of Kylian Mbappe and Youri Tielemans.
Transfer guru Ekrem Konur claims that Monaco have set their asking price and will not budge.
Chelsea will now have to work out whether Tchouameni is worth such a fee. The defensive midfielder is viewed as N’Golo Kante’s long-term replacement.
He has already played 14 times in all competitions this term, scoring one goal.