Chelsea left back Ian Maatsen set for medical ahead of joining Burnley on a season-long loan
Chelsea left back Ian Maatsen is set for a medical on Thursday ahead of joining Burnley on a season-long loan.
The Netherlands Under 21 international will travel north to tie up the move, with the 20-year-old to effectively replace compatriot Erik Pieters in Vincent Kompany’s increasingly young squad.
Nottingham Forest were reportedly interested in the player, who spent last season on loan at Championship side Coventry City.
Maatsen joined Feyenoord's academy aged seven, before spells with Sparta Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven, before joining Chelsea in 2018.
In October 2020, Maatsen joined Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan, making 35 appearances in all competitions, and scoring his first senior goal in April 2021 in a 1–0 win at Doncaster Rovers.
Last season he played 42 times for Coventry in all competitions, scoring three goals.
He is contracted at Stamford Bridge until 2024, and Chelsea have an option to extend his deal by a further year.
Burnley’s only current senior left back is Charlie Taylor, with young Owen Dodgson last week signing a new deal, after making his first team debut in the FA Cup against Huddersfield in January.