Burnley in talks to sign highly-rated Chelsea defender

By | March 6, 2023

Burnley are leading the race to sign Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen. U21 Netherlands international will be in the final year of his deal at Chelsea going into the 2023-24 campaign, and he currently has both Chilwell and Cucurella standing in his way at left-back.


That means the Blues are likely going to make sure Ian extends his deal at Chelsea in the near future, before then giving the green light for the left-back to head out on loan again.

And the Clarets are keen to bring Ian back for a second campaign to Turf Moor after he has impressed for Burnley under Kompany during the current season.

The 20-year-old left-back has scored four times and notched a further five assists in 29 Championship games, with it looking very likely that the Lancashire outfit will not only return to the PL at the first time of asking, but they will also probably win the league.

The hierarchy at Turf Moor are keen to plan ahead when they have secured their spot back in the top flight, with the Dutchman seemingly one of their priorities in the summer window.