Swansea City are among those tracking the progress of Chelsea midfielder Tariq Uwakwe with the Blues keen to let the 20-year-old leave on an 18-month loan deal, according to the Mirror (13/01, 13:10).
Chelsea are reportedly willing to allow Uwakwe to leave the club on his first loan deal after progressing through the club’s academy ranks, and it appears as though both Swansea and Hull City are monitoring the midfield talent.
The likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have benefitted from temporary moves away from Stamford Bridge to boost their development, and it is thought Chelsea are hoping a loan move for Uwakwe will have a similar effect.
Swansea have already completed the loan signing of defender Marc Guehi from Chelsea this month, and it now seems there is a chance they could aim to discuss further business with the Blues regarding England youth international Uwakwe.
Guehi became the Welsh side’s second addition of the month following the arrival of striker Rhian Brewster from Liverpool, but it now looks like there is a chance Steve Cooper’s side will complete a further signing before the window slams shut.
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It would be hard to predict how Uwakwe would perform within senior football seeing as he is yet to leave Chelsea on loan, but the fact he has been involved in the England Under-20 set-up can only bode well with regard to his quality.
The fact Chelsea were willing to let Guehi join Swansea on loan suggests the Blues have faith in the Welsh club’s ability to develop youth talent, so this could mean they are also willing to allow Uwakwe join the Championship play-off chasers.
Midfield is also the one area where Swansea could perhaps do with further depth ahead of the second half of the campaign, so it will be interesting to see whether the South Wales outfit are willing to pursue their interest in the midfielder.