Deal done! Chelsea player set to leave Stamford Bridge

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Ian Maatsen is set to complete a six-month loan move to Borussia Dortmund this week, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, has confirmed.

The 21-year-old is expected to join the Bundesliga club on loan until the end of the 2023-24 season after finding it difficult to play regularly under Mauricio Pochettino.

The loan deal is likely not to carry a buyout clause as well, after the Chelsea manager played down talks of the playing being sold at a press conference last week.

“Ian Maatsen to Borussia Dortmund, here we go!” Romano said, as he shared the report on X.

“Verbal agreement in place between BVB and Chelsea on loan deal with salary covered.

“More: understand Maatsen will travel on Tuesday… then medical booked on Wednesday. Maatsen accepted BVB days ago, deal done.”