McEACHRAN CLOSE TO LOAN DEAL

  • Last Updated: December 27 2011, 13:32 GMT

Chelsea teenager Josh McEachran reckons he will discover if he will be granted a loan move away from Stamford Bridge by Andre Villas-Boas this week.

Josh McEachran: Seeking loan move

The 18-year-old midfielder has revealed he is close to securing a temporary switch to one of the Blues' Premier League rivals.

He is desperate to help his development with regular first-team football, having made just one substitute appearance in the top-flight this season.

Swansea City are thought to be favourites to land the England Under 21 star but the Welshmen face competition from Bolton Wanderers, Fulham and Aston Villa.

"I will speak to the club this week," he told London24. "I expect to get an answer then."