Ethan Ampadu heading out on loan?
Ethan Ampadu could be heading for another temporary stint away from Chelsea, according to ESPN.
The Wales international has spent the past two seasons on loan with RB Leipzig and Sheffield United.
It was anticipated that he would be reintegrated into the squad, but that does not appear the case at the moment.
The Blues have adequate central defensive options, but they are still looking to land Jules Kounde from Sevilla.
Meanwhile, Ruben Loftus-Cheek could stay and provide cover to Jorginho, N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic in midfield.
Ampadu looks likely to move out on loan again. Newcastle United are considered as a possible destination.
Steve Bruce is desperate to sign a new centre-back, but the Magpies don't have any funds for a permanent option.
They recently spent their entire budget on re-signing midfielder Joe Willock from Arsenal for around £25 million.
The club are likely to utilise the loan market. They are looking to sign either Ampadu or Malang Sarr from the Blues.