21-year-old Blue to hold meeting with Chelsea over future

Report: 21-year-old about to hold meeting over his Chelsea future with the club, no decision has been made yet

Reports suggest that Ethan Ampadu is scheduled for a meeting with Chelsea over his future at the club.

According to Football London, the Welshman is yet to make a firm decision regarding what is to come in the coming years.

This is despite being one of the few who endured pre-season in the United States under Thomas Tuchel who were not handed a squad number for the new season upon their return.

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Ampadu in particular impressed the manager during that tour, filling in a number of positions in multiple friendlies during the tour.

However, Football London claims that his desire to play regular football before the World Cup could be the reason behind the upcoming talks.

Ampadu will be hopeful of a start for Wales in this winter’s World Cup, with the prospect of a group stage match against England to look forward to.

Ampadu set for Chelsea talks

Chelsea are still currently looking to strengthen the centre-back position, as they continue to pursue Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana.

The Foxes are hesitant to sell the 21-year-old, although it has been claimed they are expecting Chelsea to meet their valuation of the centre-back in a deal which would make him the club’s second biggest signing in history.

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With interest in more defenders as well as the acquisitions of Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella, it is likely the path to the first team for Ampadu is about as difficult as it’s ever been.

He has played some of his best football when on loan for the Blues, with him shining particularly last season when in Serie A.

With him already showing he can compete in the Premier League too during a spell with Sheffield United, there should certainly be some top flight sides interested in the Welshman, who has the versatility required to be a great asset to anyone.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released