Josh McEachran wanted on loan

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he is weighing up a loan move for Chelsea star Josh McEachran, and that he will try to convince Andre Villas Boas to let his starlet come to Wales in January.

The promising midfielder has broken into the Stamford Bridge first-team squad, but with the strength The Blues have int he middle of the park, the England under-21 star fails to get regular football.

The Liberty Stadium side will be in the market for new players in the new year, and McEachran is one that Rodgers admires.

“I need to have a conversation at length (with Chelsea). Josh is not playing at the moment, he is on the bench, although he played against Everton,” he told Sky Sports.

“He is a wonderful talent and the positive thing is that clubs see Swansea as a club that can develop such talents.

“He has a big future, he played in the same team as my son right through the system at Chelsea and has kicked on since he turned 14.

“He has got great vision, he is a terrific footballer and he needs to play in a certain system.

“I think Andre (Villas-Boas) and (sporting director) Michael Emenalo understand he will need to get some games and when that moment comes he is certainly a player who would do terrific here,” he stated.

Swansea need all the help they can get, as they have found the going tough in the top flight, and sit in 15th place ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

By Gareth McKnight