As we come down to the last 20 days of the summer transfer window, the Chelsea Loan Army continues to grow in number; the latest recruits rumoured to be heading out on loan are Matt Miazga, Danilo Pantic and Kenedy.
Miazga and Kenedy were omitted from the travelling squad for Chelsea's final pre-season friendly against Werder Bremen and were also absent from the open training session at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The assumption is that they will be heading out on loan.
While there's no word yet on where Kenedy might end up, Sport Bild had looked to shed some light on a prospective destination for Miazga, claiming that the center-back was set to join Eintracht Frankfurt for the coming season. Last month, Eintracht had apparently offered themselves as a possible loan destination for Chelsea and Manchester City youngsters, so that definitely fit the narrative.
Eintracht's Sporting Director however has come out and categorically denied the rumours, claiming Miazga was "not an option". Also chiming in are ESPN FC, who claim that a "source" told them that there were a vast number of options for Miazga including Frankfurt. This should be a story to keep an eye on in the coming days.
Another loan in the pipeline is rumoured to be for Danilo Pantic, who spent last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem but barely got a look-in and fell out badly with the club after aiming some rather absurd accusations at them as well. According to Voetbal International, another Eredivisie side, Excelsior are in talks to sign the midfielder on loan and hope to announce the signing soon.
In any case, one would imagine that Chelsea want to sort out any such moves sooner rather than later -- Lucas Piazon, Marko Marin, Kenneth Omeruo, and many others are waiting in the wings still as well -- so keep your eyes peeled for new additions to the Loan Army!