Since his arrival from Portuguese club Porto, Chelsea attacking midfielder Christian Atsu hasn't had a grand time in England. Following two failed loan spells in the Premier League, the latest of which at Bournemouth was cut short by the club, it seems that Atsu might be heading out of the UK on another loan deal.
According to ESPN FC, Bundesliga club Hamburg and La Liga side Levante have already made bids to have Atsu on loan for the rest of the season, with other clubs monitoring his current situation. His links with a possible Levante move were also backed up by Spanish radio Cadena SER.
But the ESPN FC sources also claim that Atsu is impressing Guus Hiddink in his training sessions at Cobham since his return from Bournemouth. This could be an impending block on a potential loan move for Atsu as Hiddink might see him as a useful player to keep around for the rest of the season, even though the 24-year-old probably won't see as much time on the pitch at Chelsea as he would at a smaller club.
Even when Atsu had a great season in his first loan spell as a Chelsea player back at Vitesse in the 2013-14 season (or his good showings for the Ghanaian national team), he never seemed any closer to playing an actual part at Chelsea. The lack of playing time at his Everton loan last season as well as the injuries that kept him off the pitch for Bournemouth in the current one didn't raise his stock, but it's nice to see that other clubs are still willing to go for Atsu.