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Chelsea are reportedly close to agreeing on a deal with Levante for winger Christian Atsu after he returned back after a failed loan stint with newly-promoted Bournemouth.

It had been claimed last week that Levante were leading the race to sign the hugely talented winger on loan.

The Spanish side want the Ghanaian wide man on loan for the rest of the season and it seems likely the Blues will let him go after his struggles in England. Bundesliga outfit Hamburg are also interested.

Gus Hiddink previously said he would consider bringing him into the fold, however it looks increasingly likely he is heading out again for a loan.

Hiddink said: “I think it’s the same as with Papy. Players who don’t have much of an option to play, they must get the experience of playing weekly.

“I cannot say much more than this.

“I spoke with him and asked him to see if he can play somewhere. These guys need to play. Let’s wait and see.”

I grew up watching the likes of Zola, Di Matteo and Wise in the 90's. In 2004 i founded TalkChelsea.

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