From Burnley loan to the treble winners? Man City plot shock move for Chelsea full-back Ian Maatsen in January

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  • City monitoring Maatsen contract situation at Chelsea
  • Left-back impressed on loan at Burnley last season
  • 21-year-old rejected chance to return to Turf Moor

WHAT HAPPENED? According to Planet Sport, City are closely monitoring the contract situation of the 21-year-old Dutch defender. Maatsen spent last season on loan at Burnley and has one year remaining on his Chelsea contract.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Chelsea were open to selling Maatsen this summer and reportedly reached a loan agreement - with £31.5 million ($39m) purchase option - with Burnley. However, the youngster rejected the chance to rejoin Vincent Kompany's side and stated his intent to stay at Stamford Bridge this season.

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WHAT NEXT FOR MAATSEN?: Chelsea are keen to tie Maatsen down, with Mauricio Pochettino handing him four appearances this season while playing fellow left-back Marc Cucurella just once. City have been without a left-back for a while now though, so if Pep Guardiola gave Maatsen a call it would be interesting to see what he says. The two Premier League giants have done a fair amount of business in recent times, with Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling moving to London and Mateo Kovacic heading north in the summer.

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