Chelsea are reportedly considering recalling young defender Tomas Kalas from a loan spell at FC Koln in order to send him on loan to London rivals Queens Park Rangers.
Kalas’ loan spell at Koln has been a frustrating one so far, with the 21 year old struggling for game time at the Bundesliga club.
Chelsea have high hopes for Kalas, and will not see time spent sitting on the bench in Germany as a productive use of his time. They could easily have him sitting on their own bench, or indeed better yet, in the first team somewhere else.
QPR may be a local rival, but as both clubs are nearly at opposite ends of the table, they are not rivals in a competitive sense. A loan to a Premier League club would be ideal for Chelsea to give the player Premier League experience and may well have been preferable to loaning him to Koln initially.
Kalas’ agent, Viktor Kolar, was quoted in the Czech media saying, “We have been negotiating the situation surrounding Tomas Kalas and there are a number of options from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
“One of them indeed is Queens Park Rangers. We want Tomas to play regularly and would like to have his future sorted out before the start of the transfer window, so that the matter is concluded to the satisfaction of all parties concerned.”
The recall of Kalas could also open up the possibility to send Kurt Zouma out on loan. The French youngster is believed to be ready for first team football at the Bridge however with Mourinho not afraid to put him in the line up should there be any issues with first choice duo John Terry or Gary Cahill.