Chelsea players Malang Sarr and Ethan Ampadu are reported to be on loan in a row as they spent away from the Blues last season.
Ampadu spent the 2020/21 season at the relegated Sheffield United, while Sarr played for Porto, which Chelsea faced on their way to success in the Champions League.
In accordance with Athleticboth players are likely to be loaned out again next season.
Thomas Tuchel is currently evaluating his players ahead of the 2021/22 season. and Sarr played in Chelsea’s first preseason 6-1 over Peterborough.
Ampadu is currently on vacation playing for Wales at Euro 2020 as the Welsh were defeated in the round of 16.
Sarr is a center-back and last summer signed with Nice’s Chelsea, while Ampadu can play in both midfield and defense.
French defender Sarr refused to travel to Tokyo to play for his country in the Olympics and instead returned in the preseason to impress Chelsea boss Tuchel.
Ampadu has previously been on the Chelsea lineup, but his development is next, as Tuchel intends to bolster his defensive line this summer with ties to Marquinhos from PSG and Jules Kounde from Sevilla amid speculation by Curt Zuma.
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Speaking of preseason, Sarr said: “I am very pleased to be here, we are starting to work, we are working very hard and well, so I am happy. I enjoyed being here.
“I talked a little with the manager, he knows that I speak French, so we spoke. I have a good feeling; everyone treats me very well. I feel like everyone here is ambitious.
“They want to work and they really want us to do our best every day, which is good because that’s how I see things.
“I really want to work hard every day and try to improve in all aspects.
“They ended the season as kings of Europe. I am here to help and allow the team to remain top notch, trying to bring all the good energy and my work to the team,
“I know the club is ambitious and I am also ambitious, so this is a perfect match. I hope to join the team and help it rise to the top. “