The young striker has been in and around the first-team squad this term, but a report in the Daily Mail claims that he has been made available for loan.
An England Under-19 international - with two goals in as many games for the Young Lions - Brown joined the Blues in 2013 from West Bromwich Albion. Having made one Premier League appearance for the Baggies, the 18-year-old is considered one of the brightest attacking talents in English football, and he has been named on the substitutes bench twice this season.
After being named in the matchday squad for the Blues victory over Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup, Brown received his first Premier League call up for the West Londoners this weekend, being rewarded with a place on the bench for the 1-1 draw with Manchester City. Although he failed to take to the field in either fixture, there are big things expected of him, and it appears as if the Blues are planning for the next stage in his development.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Jose Mourinho intends to loan the youngster out for the remainder of the season, but only to the right club to ensure his development progresses well. There is no indication as to what level Brown will be sent to, but, as like many of his age group, a loan to a Championship or lower Premier League level club will likely be arranged.
What does this mean for Chelsea?
Although Diego Costa is currently banned, both Didier Drogba and Loic Remy are top class replacements for the Spanish international, and chances for Brown would be limited at this vital stage of the season. Ensuring first-team football at a competitive level will be vital for his progression into the player many believe he can become, and that will most likely occur away from Stamford Bridge.