Nottingham Forest are among several clubs that have made an enquiry over signing Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen.
That is according to a report from The Athletic.
They claim that numerous clubs have expressed interested in Ian Maatsen during recent weeks.
Nottingham Forest, along with West Ham, Benfica and Wolfsburg, have all signalled their interest in the highly-rated Chelsea youngster.
The report adds that Burnley are still favourites to sign the £20million-rated left-back. Maatsen is going to have very fond memories of Turf Moor after playing a key role in Burnley earning promotion from the Championship last season as title winners.
Maatsen is currently away with Chelsea’s main group in the United States for pre-season, where he’s getting the opportunity to catch the eye of first-team head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
The young full-back has made just one first-team appearance in Chelsea colours during his career so far, so it’s a testament to how well he’s done out on loan that clubs are now queuing up to sign him.
He’s an attack-minded left-back we would love to see involved more for the Blues.
Unfortunately, the Dutchman is competing for a position where we already have first-team regulars Marc Cucurella and Ben Chilwell.
Described as “hugely talented” by .Coventry City’s Simon Moore (The Athletic), Maatsen looks like he’ll be a starting left-back in the Premier League in the near future.
Will that be at Stamford Bridge as a Chelsea player, though?
If you see how well he did for Vincent Kompany’s Burnley last season, Chelsea’s £20million price tag definitely seems like a fair price.
Forest will be looking to avoid second-season syndrome, and Maatsen would be a great addition at the City Ground.