Big-money Chelsea star was 'open' to leaving club in January transfer window

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A Chelsea star wanted to leave the club on loan in January, recent reports suggest.

Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk is thought to have made an 'enquiry' regarding a possible loan move away from Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window, according to a report from FootballTransfers.

While Mudryk appeared keen to leave Chelsea in January 'to get up to speed', the club did not share this sentiment, with the report stating they told him that a loan move in January 'would not be possible'.

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Mudryk isn't the only prominent member of the first team who seems dissatisfied with how his career is panning out at Chelsea. Enzo Fernandez, who the Blues purchased for a fee of £106.8 million from Benfica in January 2023, is also 'considering' an exit from the club.

Would Mykhailo Mudryk have benefitted from a loan move away from Chelsea in January?

Suffice to say, Mudryk's time at Chelsea has not gone according to plan. When he first arrived at the club in 2023, fans were optimistic - especially as they had beaten bitter rivals Arsenal to his signature. Now, however, the consensus seems to be that the Gunners dodged a bullet.

Mudryk, like many of Chelsea's players, are seemingly low on confidence as things stand. Perhaps a move away from the Blues, even a temporary one, could be the shot in the arm that his career needs. Nevertheless, it is a moot point - Chelsea, presently, are not open to the idea and believe the best thing for him to keep him around in the senior squad.

This season, Mudryk has made 19 Premier League appearances, scoring three goals and registering three assists. He has also made six domestic cup appearances, scoring one goal. These are not particularly disappointing numbers - but for a player of Mudryk's apparent quality and the transfer fee that was paid, fans expect much more from the 16-cap Ukrainian international.

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