Ian Maatsen set to stay at Chelsea after £31.5m Burnley bid is accepted
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 01, 2023 - 08:56PM
Ian Maatsen is set to stay at Chelsea despite Burnley’s bid being accepted (AMA/Getty)

Ian Maatsen is set to stay at despite the club accepting a £31.5 million offer from Burnley, according to reports.

The 21-year-old excelled during his loan spell with Burnley in the Championship last season and Vincent Kompany’s side have been eager to make the move permanent this .

However, preparations and the versatile Dutchman looked ready to challenge for a regular first-team place.

According to the , Chelsea accepted an offer from Burnley on Friday which was a loan with an obligation to buy for £31.5m.

However, it’s understood that Maatsen has spoken to Kompany and has expressed his reluctance to join Burnley on what would eventually be a permanent basis.

Ian Maatsen has impressed at Chelsea under Mauricio Pochettino (Getty)

Speaking about Maatsen during Chelsea’s pre-season campaign, Pochettino said: ‘I am so happy with him.

‘He is a player that can play in different positions. He has quality, he understands the game, and he is such a clever player.’

Chelsea also also fielding late interest from Tottenham for Connor Gallagher, whileNottingham Forest are exploring a deal for Trevoh Chalobah.

Elsewhere, Mason Burstow has completed his season-long loan move to Sunderland.


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