Transfer news: Championship clubs eye Chelsea starlet Islam Feruz on loan
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo
Last Updated: 10/06/14 4:26pm
Sky Sports understands Chelsea are ready to send highly-rated starlet Islam Feruz out on loan next season.
Feruz, who signed a new long-term deal at the start of the year, has impressed for Chelsea's Under-21s over the last couple of seasons and he is also a regular for Scotland's Under-21s.
The 18-year-old helped Chelsea win the Under 21 Premier League championship last season and Jose Mourinho believes the youngster should go out loan next season to get regular first-team football to aid his development.
Chelsea have shown over the years that they like to loan out their best young talent so that they can gain valuable experience before making the step up to the first team at Stamford Bridge - and Feruz is set to be the first of many who will be farmed out on a temporary basis next season.
The news has alerted a host of Championship clubs to Feruz's availability on loan, with the likes of Cardiff, Derby, Reading and Brighton all thought to be keeping tabs on the forward's situation.