Chelsea are ready to allow their youngster Dylan Williams leave the club on loan.

That is according to a report from The Evening Standard.

They claim that the Blues are prepared to let Dylan Williams, 19, exit Stamford Bridge on loan during this summer transfer window.

It is understood that the teenage prospect could take up interest from clubs in the Championship and League One.

Chelsea U21 v Brighton & Hove Albion U21- Premier League 2
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Williams, who left Derby County and moved to Chelsea 18 months ago, is a highly-rated defender.

The English left-back was a regular last season for Chelsea’s talented Under-21s side, but he could be set for a spell away from the club in the upcoming season to play first-team football.

He’s had a brief taste of senior football in the past with nine first-team appearances for Derby, which should be a real positive for him when he looks to hit the ground running at a new club.

It was a bit of a hint that the Blues full-back could be destined for a loan move when he was left off Mauricio Pochettino’s 29-man squad that travelled to the United States for pre-season. He couldn’t force his way into a very young group this summer that includes academy prospects and young talents.

Chelsea U21 v Blackburn Rovers U21- Premier League 2
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Williams is still waiting for his first senior appearance in Chelsea colours, something that a good loan spell should push him much closer to.

It’s worth remembering that the defender has previously impressed John Terry. Well, that’s according to the youngster’s father.

Williams’ dad told GOAL last June: “After his last Under-23s game at Cobham, which Chelsea won to stay up, I saw John Terry and just said hello to him again for the first time since that day. He stopped, walked over to me, shook my hand and told me how well he thought Dylan was doing.”

Let’s hope Chelsea are looking at a similar case to Ian Maatsen, who’s a Blues left-back that has turned up for pre-season in great form after a successful loan with Championship title winners Burnley last season.

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