Chelsea ready to send Christian Atsu to Derby County

Transfers of Thursday, 22 January 2015


Christian Atsu Everton

Chelsea are ready to send Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu to Steve McClaren’s Derby County on loan — after his horror spell at Everton.

Speedy star Atsu hardly got a kick for Roberto Martinez’s club, much to Stamford Bridge’s anger and frustration, and they are now talking to the Rams about a deal.

Chelsea will apparently recall Christian Atsu from his loan spell at Everton and send him to Championship high-flyers Derby County for the rest of the season.

The Ghanaian winger, who is currently on Africa Cup of Nations duty, has played only three times for the Toffees in the Premier League this campaign.

His parent club is unhappy with the lack of action that Atsu has seen at Goodison Park and plan to terminate their agreement with Everton this month.

The Sun claims that Chelsea feel that the 23-year-old, who is yet to play for the Blues since joining from Porto in 2013, would benefit from more regular football and Derby are keen to have him.

The Rams lost loan star Jordan Ibe, who scored five goals in 20 games while at the iPro Stadium, last week when he was recalled by Liverpool and hope to bring in another top-flight talent to boost their promotion bid.