Bundesliga strugglers Werder Bremen are keen on extending Papy Djilobodji’s loan stay into next season if Chelsea are willing to sanction the deal.
The Senegalese centre-back signed for the Blues ahead of the current season in a bizarre deadline day move from Nantes, but was swiftly loaned out over the winter period after playing just one minute of first-team football for the London club.
German relegation battlers Werder Bremen moved for the 27-year-old, luring him in until the end of the season as they battle against the drop.
Djilobodji has since made five appearances for the northern Germans, but has already spoken of his desire to prove himself to his parent club.
However, Werder’s CEO, Thomas Eichin, has revealed that his side are keen on keeping the African ace for 2016/17:
“If Chelsea want to sell him, we’d be without a chance, but should they want to get him more playing time first, we’d be in the mix.” he is quoted by ESPN.
Even with John Terry’s future at Chelsea unclear, Djilobodji’s chances of being a first-team player at Stamford Bridge next term appear slim, with American youngster Matt Miazga having been signed during the last window.
The Premier League champions are known for their commitment to loaning players out to sides across Europe ahead of potential sales.