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Feruz returns to Stamford Bridge, won't join Cardiff City on loan

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Earlier in the week it looked like Islam Feruz was heading for a spell at Cardiff City, but after taking an extensive look at the Scottish international in training, the welsh club have decided to pass:

Chelsea striker Islam Feruz has returned to Stamford Bridge - and won’t be signing for Cardiff City on loan.

The Scottish under-21 starlet, who was born in Somalia and grew up in Glasgow, spent last week on trial with Russell Slade’s squad with a view to signing until the end of this season.

But having failed to impress, the 19-year-old has returned to Jose Mourinho's star-studded squad to fight for recognition, as Slade insists no loan bid will be made.

Feruz could still play for the U21 side, but has shown in the past that he's probably too good for that level, and would benefit from some minutes at the first team level. He's nowhere near ready for the Chelsea first team though, even if there was a need for a fourth striker in Jose Mourinho's squad.

Given the size limitations Feruz is working with, it will be interesting to see where he eventually ends up.