Sports News of Friday, 1 January 2016
Chelsea are set to recall tricky winger Christian Atsu from his loan spell at Bournemouth.
The Ghana international, whose season has been wrecked by injury, has made just two appearances for the Cherries this season; both coming in the Capital One Cup.
And the Blues have discussed ending his loan deal which was due to run until the end of the season.
Interim manager Guus Hiddink will then decide whether to keep him in the squad or loan him back out.
The 23-year-old is yet to play for Chelsea having joined the Premier League champions in 2011 from Portuguese outfit Porto.
It’s not been easy for Atsu, who also saw a loan spell at Everton not go to plan as he made just five appearances at Goodison Park.
He had more success on loan at Vitesse Arnhem back in 2013-14, where he scored five goals in 28 appearances in the Eredivisie.
Atsu burst on to the scene at Porto back in 2013 after a loan spell at Rio Ave and made just 17 appearances before Chelsea decided to make their move.