Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is willing to allow midfielder Lewis Baker to leave on another loan spell, according to the Daily Star.
The newspaper reports that Bournemouth and Swansea City are the front runners to sign the 22 year old with both Cherries boss Eddie Howe and Swans manager Paul Clement having well established connections at Stamford Bridge.
Conte is reportedly impressed with Baker after spending two years on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, but it seems he is unlikely to get game time in Chelsea’s first team next season and he will be allowed to leave on a temporary basis once again.
Baker had a superb campaign in the Eredivisie last season, scoring ten goals in the league, and 15 goals in total in his 39 appearances. The England Under 21 international is believed to want to play in the Premier League next season and it looks like both Howe and Clement will make a move for the player.
Bournemouth’s Howe took Nathan Ake on loan from the Blues last season, and has also already purchased keeper Asmir Begovic this summer. Clement meanwhile knows Baker from the player’s development in the club’s youth system.