“We have had talks with Chelsea” – Agent reveals Chelsea is blocking player from leaving

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Chelsea defender Xavier Mbuyamba’s agent has confirmed the defender is keen on leaving Chelsea on loan this January but have had a host of loan options blocked by the Blues.

The Blues are said to have blocked the 20-year-old’s options in favour of helping their struggling Under-23s team, which is in danger of being relegated in Premier League 2 after a rare poor season at youth level.

The Holland U21 international has offers from England and Holland, but Chelsea are refusing to release him.

Carlos Barros from Prestige Sports, Mbuyamba’s agent, told GOAL: “We have had talks with Chelsea about Xavier’s future all month.

“There is a difference of opinion, to be honest. We feel that he is best served by going on loan but they want to keep him to help their Under-23s who are struggling.

“We are a bit frustrated because we have options in the UK and Dutch Eredivisie but they are currently being blocked.

“We just wanted to be open about the situation because we feel like the situation may slow down his development as a player.”

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