Thursday December 8 2016
Musonda set for Chelsea return

Charly Musonda is set to return to parent club Chelsea after failing to force his way into Victor Sanchez del Amo's plans at Real Betis.

The Belgian attacking midfielder prospered for the club last season under caretaker boss Juan Merino in his first loan spell in Seville, but was used infrequently by Gus Poyet while new boss Sanchez is reported by AS of not having Musonda in his plans.

The 20-year-old has made eight appearances for the club this campaign but only one of those has been in the starting eleven, while he has recently returned to London to aid his recovery from a knee injury.

Canal Sur Radio reported on Wednesday that both Betis and Chelsea expect his loan spell - which had been signed until the end of the current campaign, although Marca state this had a 'minimum appearance' clause which if not met could trigger a January move elsewhere - to end 'very soon'.

Last season, Musonda made 16 appearances for the club in the second half of the season, scoring once and winning many plaudits.

The Belgian joined Chelsea in 2012 from Anderlecht, but is currently one of 38 players out on loan from Stamford Bridge.

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