Tomas Kalas speaks about a potential loan, would like to stay close to home

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

It appears Kalas is likely to be moved during the window, and has indicated that he'd welcome a move within England

Earlier in the week we heard from the agent of Tomas Kalas, indicating that the youngster was likely to spend the second half of the season on loan. He didn't hint at a destination, but some comments from Kalas today might give us an indication of what's in store:

"I would go anywhere where it would give me what I want to keep improving. The main thing is to be playing regularly. I'm not saying to be an automatic starter, I will be happy to fight for my position bit I want a more realistic chance to play than I have here."

"The English leagues are known for being physical and fast, so maybe it would be good to stay here. The best scenario would be if I could stay in my current home but it's not a condition. In the Championship it's good that there are even more fixtures, but we will meet with the management and see what's next."

Not too many loan homes would reasonably allow Kalas to remain in his current home, but there are certainly a few that could be possibilities. In the Premier League we've got Fulham and Crystal Palace that could both probably use defensive reinforcement, though whether or not Kalas would see regular minutes with either side is a matter up for debate.

At the Championship level, we have QPR, Charlton Athletic, and Millwall. QPR are close to home, but have been playing quite well and have a relatively stable defense. Kalas would likely be an upgrade to either of their current starting pair (based on individual talent), but there would certainly be some risk that Kalas would be viewed as a third option there. I'd be surprised if they were looking for defenders anyway, as they've got the best defensive record in the division.

Millwall and Charlton would likely feature quite a bit less competition, as both have been leaking goals this season. Both relegation threatened clubs could use defensive help immediately, with Millwall in particular having allowed over two goals per contest thus far this season.

There are probably quite a few other logical destinations in the Championship as well, and with Kalas open to an English move, I'd think it's probably where he'll end up. It wouldn't surprise me if he remains at Chelsea until Branislav Ivanovic returns though, as the Blues could use the cover this month in the event that someone is injured or suspended.

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