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Chelsea loanee confirms loan extension at Fulham will be ‘done ASAP’

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Lucas Piazon’s having a pretty good time of things on loan just down the road from Chelsea Football Club, featuring regularly for former Chelsea player Slavisa Jokanovic at Fulham Football Club. Piazon has played in all but two of Fulham’s games since mid-September, including Sunday’s 2-1 win over Cardiff City in the FA Cup third round (fellow Chelsea loanee Tomas Kalas missed out through a hamstring injury).

But Piazon only joined on a half-season loan that’s due to expire next week. Understandably, Jokanovic would like to keep him, but so far, there’s been no official word either way. According to Piazon himself however, a new deal will be hopefully “done ASAP”.

Fulham are Piazon’s fifth loan since joining in 2011 and making three appearances in 2012-13. The 22-year-old’s current Chelsea deal expires next season. It would not be surprising at all to see him make a permanent move to Fulham or somewhere else before then.