Omeruo was in fine form during the World Cup for Nigeria and has done his reputation no harm at all.
It was thought that Jose Mourinho could introduce the 20-year-old to his first team squad this summer, especially with the departure of David Luiz, however Boro boss Aitor Karanka has dismissed that.
Karanka is hopeful to get a loan deal done to bring the physical centre back to the Riverside for a second season after he impressed towards the back end of the last campaign.
“He wants to join us, Chelsea want to send the player and so for this reason I don’t think we have problems in getting Ken again,” said Karanka.
“I don’t like him because he played a very good World Cup, I like him because he is a very good guy.
“He’s a player who everybody knows here, everybody likes him and for this reason he is a player I want to take again.”