Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda will undergo a medical and finalise a switch to Celtic, where he’ll spend the next 18 months on loan.
His move to the Parkhead will see Celtic beat a host of clubs interested in the 21-year-old midfielder, including Real Betis, Leganes and Nottingham Forest, while several unnamed Premier League sides were also thought to be interested in services.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has been reported has a long-term admirer of the Belgium international and he has promised that he will help with his developement at Celtic Park.
Chelsea had a strong decision in the midfielder’s temporary move to Celtic, encouraging him to join a club where he will guaranteed maximum playing time.
The player is highly regarded at Stamford Bridge and signed a new deal with the Blues until 2022 in January ahead of being told that he could leave the club on loan.
Musonda was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 3-0 FA Cup triump over Newcastle United but he has managed to register seven appearances for the reigning Premier League champions across all competition this season, netting one goals with one assists in the process.
he has previously spent time on loan with La Liga side Real Betis, where he registered 14 starts and made 10 further substitute appearances for the Liga side.
Elsewhere, his compatriot Michy Batshuayi is another player who could leave the club on a temporary deal in the January transfer window.
The striker, who is on Sevilla’s radar, says that his future is down to Blues boss Antonio Conte. Batshuayi told BT Sport after scoring a brace in the 3-0 win over Newcastle:
“I don’t know [whether he’ll leave in January].
“It’s up to the boss, it’s better to talk to Conte. It’s [the win over Newcastle] very good for the team and for me I’m very happy.
“When I have a chance I take the chance and I work every day – I’m very happy.”