George Saville is set to join up with his former coach Uwe Rosler, as Wigan move to secure his signature.
The youngster is highly rated at Stamford Bridge, and, despite having not made a competitive first-team appearance, he has been an unused substitute during League Cup and Club World Cup games. The midfielder - who regularly plays in a defensive minded role - was also part of the Blues Under-18 squad which won the FA Youth Cup in 2010, and spent the the entirety of last season with Brentford - finishing second place in League One, and gaining promotion to the Championship.
Former Bees head coach Uwe Rosler, who oversaw the deal for Saville in June 2013, left Griffin Park in December to take the vacant managers seat at Wigan Athletic, and West London Sport is reporting that he is looking to tempt the 21-year old to the DW Stadium for a loan spell for the upcoming season.
However, current Bees boss Mark Warburton is also keen on the player, and, having been instrumental in extending Saville's deal to the end of last season, he must be looking at a possible return as Brentford prepare for their return to Championship football. In his season with the Bees, Saville netted four goal in 44 appearances in all competitions, and was awarded a place in the 10th-16th March Football League Team of the Week for his admirable performance in a 1-0 victory over promotion rivals Leyton Orient.
A move to Brentford would represent a more logical step for the player, seeing as he would not have to move to continue playing football. However, signing for Wigan, who will be looking for a return to the Premier League, could be a better learning experience to break into the Blues first team - who demand a winning mentality.
If Saville does join Wigan, he will be following in the footsteps of another Chelsea starlet, who spent a spell with the Latics last season. Many fans were impressed with Josh McEachran during his eight game spell, and if Saville can have the same impact as his teammate a path into the Chelsea first-team may not be far off.