Report: Chelsea want teenager to be part of the first team instantly, against loaning him out if they sign him

Reports have claimed that Chelsea want Malo Gusto to instantly be part of their first team if they sign him.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blues are against loaning him back to Lyon should they come to agreement to bring him in in the final week of the January transfer window.

It has been claimed that Chelsea have already agreed personal terms with Gusto, and are now looking to find a fee both clubs involved are comfortable with.

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The Ligue 1 side are seemingly very against authorising the sale of the 19-year-old in the middle of the season. He has become an important member of their defence.

However, they are now in a difficult position as the player has made it clear that he wants to move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea wont loan Gusto back

The Daily Mail have claimed that they see Gusto as an option to go straight into the first team, despite his age.

They have been desperately looking for a replacement for Reece James while the England international has been injured, and have so far not gotten close to replacing his brilliance.

This is despite experimenting with Cesar Azpilicueta, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and now Trevoh Chalobah in the position, each to no real success.

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Despite the additions of attacking excellence such as Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Noni Madueke, it feels like addressing the right-back position for at least competition to James is crucial this month.

As talented as the 23-year-old is, injuries have begun to play a part in his young career, and it feels like at any moment he could be ruled out for a considerable amount of time.

Having a reliable back-up like Gusto, who can also take some of the pressure off James in having to play every game would certainly be advisable.

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