Germany's main sporting tabloid reports that Borussia Dortmund have resumed negotiations with Chelsea FC over a potential loan deal for Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen.
Maatsen continues to work mostly in relief for Mauricio Pochettino's Blues after returning from his third loan stint this past summer. Dortmund can offer the 21-year-old left rail player more playing time as they have a great need for assistance on his preferred flank. Algerian left0-back Ramy Bensebaini - in poor form for his German club - will likely also spend January on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The German tabloid reports that the BVB administrative team seeks a short-term loan-deal with a purchase option. Maatsen maintains an estimated market worth of €20 million in the latest transfermarkt listings. Previous loan-outs from his parent club saw him sent out to Charlton Athletic, Coventry City and Burnley.