With the recent defensive frailties at Chelsea as a result of lack of reinforcement for a centre back position. report has it that a move for a centre back is already on the cards as January transfer window draws near.
Earlier report from the Royals executive Samrit Thanakanchanasut had suggests that the Stamford Bridge outfit will cut short Michael Hector loan spell in January in other to help bolster ther defense.
Speaking concerning Hector, the Royals manager Steve Clarke insisted that he hasn’t heard a word from Jose mourinho concerning Hector.
“Chelsea haven’t been in touch with me and as far as I know they haven’t been in touch with the club,” said Clarke.
“There is a recall clause in January, which there is in most season long loans. It’s not for the whole month, but there is a week in January when they could take him back – if they want him.
“But I’ve had no indication that Chelsea want to take Michael back in January.”
The 23-year old defender joined Chelsea in summer deadline day deal, after the Blues failed to secure the services of Everton’s defender John Stones. The sensational South American was however loaned back to the Royals in other to get more first team play and experience.
“I think it would be better for Michael to finish the season here,” Clarke added.
“From there he could make decisions on his career.”
Should Chelsea cut Hector loan spell short in January, the Jamaican star would face competition from skipper John Terry, Gary Cahill and young French star Kurt Zouma for a starting spot in Jose Mourinho’s team. He is however tipped to replace ageing Terry.