Leandro Trossard has seemingly taken a huge step towards leaving Brighton & Hove Albion and potentially into the arms of Chelsea.
According to the Daily Mail, the Belgian has been forced to train away from the first-team by manager Roberto De Zerbi amidst uncertainty over the player’s future.
Trossard is being heavily tipped to take flight from the Seagulls’ nest, either in January or in the summer.
The 28-year-old’s contract expires in June, but Brighton reportedly have the option to extend his deal by another 12-months.
They might not be so keen to commit to another season though, considering the situation the club and the attacker find themselves in.
Leandro Trossard might lean towards Chelsea
The Daily Mail claim that Trossard’s separation from the senior squad is a decision made by De Zerbi due to concerns over the forward’s attitude.
He doesn’t seem to want to stay at the Amex any longer, which could be music to the ears of some Premier League sides.
Particularly Chelsea, who are said to be interested in reuniting Graham Potter with one of his former pupils.
Potter and Trossard struck up a good relationship during their days on the South Coast together.
This partnership ended when the coach took over the hot seat at Stamford Bridge in September.
But Trossard might not be able to strike up another rapport with his old teacher if results keep going against the Blues.
Chelsea lost their fifth Premier League game in seven outings last night away to Fulham, a night that Joao Felix got sent off on his debut.
When it rains, it really does pour.