Dortmund’sends official proposal’ to Chelsea for 21-year-old defender

According to reports, Borussia Dortmund has made Ian Maatsen a signing offer from Chelsea.

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Fabrizio Romano, a prominent transfer expert and columnist for CaughtOffside, asserts that the Bundesliga team is hoping to take advantage of the defender’s need to play more first-team minutes during the January transfer window.

With the intention of bringing the 21-year-old on loan to Signal Iduna Park Stadium until the end of the current campaign, the eight-time German champions are hoping that their standing as one of the top youth development programs in Europe would persuade the youthful Dutchman to change teams.

Furthermore, Marco Rose has reportedly received a significant boost after deciding he is “keen on the move,” according to Romano.

Maatsen clearly believes he is good enough to play for a team capable of winning the Champions League, as evidenced by the fact he spent the previous season on loan with Burnley under Vincent Kompany and turned down the opportunity to rejoin the Clarets in the summer.

Dortmund is in a good position to acquire Chelsea’s highly-regarded defender, and as he only has 18 months left on his contract, they should expect to include a buy-option in their loan offer.

Maatsen, who has played for the Netherlands Under-21 team 13 times, was promoted to the Blues first squad in the summer. He has played in 16 games across all competitions, however he has not yet scored a goal or provided an assist.

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