Since a few highly-promising appearances with Chelsea's first team back in 2014 -- we all remember that match against Liverpool at Anfield -- Czech defender Tomas Kalas has had a hard time nailing down a consistent starting spot, even while out on loan. Now struggling to see time on the pitch at his current club Middlesbrough, Kalas might be "rescued" from this bad situation by an old Chelsea acquaintance, according to Get West London.
In the report, it's claimed that former Chelsea striker and now Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink has directly contacted the Blues over a possible Kalas loan move. At Boro, Kalas had been a starter at right-back for most of the season but he seems to have lost his place as first-choice player to Emilio Nsue in the last couple months. Kalas has only started three league matches for the Championship leaders since the beginning of November.
Although Kalas' loan was for the whole season, it's quite likely that his deal has a (not unusual) clause that permits either side to cut it short during the January transfer window, just as we've seen with Wallace, Patrick Bamford, and Christian Atsu this week. It should be interesting to see whether Kalas will decide to stay at Boro (a club he's clearly grown fond of over two loan spells) and perhaps fight to get back to being a starter, or leave the club for one of our local rivals, though ones now managed by a Chelsea favorite son.