Islam Feruz has cancelled his contract with Russian club Krylia Sovetov Samara.
Chelsea have plenty of young, talented players in their youth team - and they have too many. That has meant plenty of them being sent out on loan over the last few years and one of their most talented was supposed to do the same this summer.
Islam Feruz, a Scottish youth international arrived in Russia on Friday to finalise a move to Russian second division side Krylia Sovetov. He was even snapped in his new club's training gear.
Feruz is something of a controversial and mercurial character, and has been compared to Brazilian legend Romario, but there is no doubt he is a magnificent talent destined for good things in the game.
But his move to Russia now looks like being a blip in his short career. Because just two days later Feruz is back in London.
He released this statement on his return earlier this evening, confirming he had returned to London after just 48 hours in Samara:
"I am very sorry that this happened, I can not imagine how disappointed fans who had hoped that I can help the team get back to the Premier League. But I want to explain the reasons for his action, and hope that you will understand.
"A few days in Russia, I realized that I was not yet ready for such a dramatic turn in my life, what could be the move to Samara. I have no complaints to any employees of the club, who surrounded me with care and were extremely hospitable, nor to the fans, with which I had a chance to talk. But I still do not feel very comfortable, and I think this feeling would not allow me to open up on the football field.
"At one time it was very difficult to get used to English life, and now I do not feel the strength to re-do the same way in another country, with one hundred percent surrendering football. Maybe then I'll regret the decision taken now, but now I'm doing the right thing. I sincerely wish the success of "Wings" and local fans and very much hope that my departure will not hurt the team on the way to victory."
Chelsea may now consider sending him out on loan to an English club in the Football League. Anothet strange twist in the elusive early career of one of Chelsea's hottest prospects.