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Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu is set to leave the club on loan this summer to get valuable playing time.
Ampadu was left out of the Blues’ pre-season tour of Japan after Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted he wants him to leave on loan.
Lampard said: “Ethan is not here as we’re looking at the possibility of his going on loan for the season.
“I tried to sign Ethan on loan at Derby last year, so I’m a big fan.
“But with the minutes he played last year, I have to think of the bigger picture and the interests of Ethan and of Chelsea.
“The idea that he could play a lot of games somewhere is good for him and we haven’t brought him here while that is up in the air.”
Aston Villa and Derby County are keen on signing the Chelsea youngster, and now Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has opened the door for Ethan Ampadu to join the club on loan for the 2019/20 season.
“Ethan’s a really good player,” new Swansea boss Cooper was quoted as saying by Wales Online.
“I think I read today that there might be a loan deal going on. I can’t say we’ve had conversations with Chelsea but if he would be available then he’d be a very good player.
“But there’s no news on that from Swansea’s point of view.”