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Besiktas make €5m offer for Chelsea’s Lucas Piazon — report

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Piazon pleased and wants out of the Loan Army

Chelsea Training Session Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

According to ESPN Brasil journalist and “transfer market specialist” Jorge Nicola, Turkish club Besiktas have made a €5 million offer to take Brazilian attacking midfielder Lucas Piazon from Chelsea.

Piazon is one of our longest serving players, having been on Chelsea’s books since 2011. In his eight years at the club, he’s been able to amass only three appearances for the first-team, all in 2012, while heading out on loan to six different teams in England and Europe ever since.

His last loan stint was a half-season spell at Italian club Chievo, who were in a fight to avoid relegation from Serie A. Unfortunately he was not given many chances to contribute to this effort, making only four appearances — all from the bench — and accumulating just 80 minutes of playing time for the team that ended the season dead last in Italy’s top league.

The 25-year-old, whose contract ends in June next year, is probably tired of the Loan Army life, and Nicola’s report confirms that Piazon no longer wants to be loaned. He had already been approached by Real Sociedad and Rennes, but they likely have not made as good an offer to him as Besiktas — their offer “pleased” Piazon to the point where he is considering taking this chance in his career.