Bristol City may have been handed a significant transfer boost, after it was reported that three of their on-loan stars from this season are not in the plans of their parent club.
Defenders Jay Dasilva and Tomas Kalas made 32 and 41 appearances on season-long loans with The Robins during the current campaign respectively, while attacking midfielder Kasey Palmer scored twice in 17 appearances after making a temporary move in January, having spent the first half of the season on loan at Championship rivals Blackburn.
Robins boss Lee Johnson has previously admitted that he would like to bring the trio back to Ashton Gate next season, and those his hopes of that happening may just have increased following the latest news coming out of Stamford Bridge.
According to The Evening Standard, none of the trio are in Chelsea’s plans for next season, meaning a return to Ashton Gate could be on the cards.
Although they are not in Chelsea’s current plans, all three are under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2021, meaning any permanent move would require a transfer fee from Bristol City.
This is definitely something Bristol City should look to exploit.
Both Kalas and DaSilva have been solid parts of The Robins defence throughout the course of the season, while Palmer has shown potential since arriving in January.
With fees required for permanent moves, a loan could still be beneficial, and if the trio can help make next season a promotion winning one, then that would leave the club in a stronger position to negotiate permanent deals this time next year.