A report in the Mirror has highlighted the thoughts of Spanish midfielder, Oriol Romeu, as being ready to turn his back on Chelsea for good this summer.
Currently on loan with Bundesliga outfit, Stuttgart, the 23-year-old doesn't appear to believe he has a future at Stamford Bridge, but explained: "In June I'll speak with Chelsea, to know their intentions.
Romeu also pointed out: "After two seasons on loan, the ideal would be settling into a club and to get some stability. Every player needs continuity."
That continuity might be found elsewhere, if Chelsea can't provide it and are only prepared to offer another loan move, which is not the solution Romeu craves, particularly having put particular emphasis on "stability" and "continuity", amongst his comments.
Signed as a hot prospect from Barcelona in 2011 for €5 million, Romeu made 24 appearances in his first season. During the following campaign, he made just nine.
Through the 2013-14 campaign, Romeu was shipped out on loan to La Liga side Valencia, where he made 18 appearances in all competitions. Now on another loan, he's enjoyed more outings, having played 24 games in all competitions with the German side.
This summer, it's clear Romeu will sit down for talks with Chelsea to discuss his future. If he can't gain assurances there's a place amongst the plans of manager Jose Mourinho, the player could request the opportunity to leave Stamford Bridge for good.
Other clubs are said to be monitoring the situation, particularly in Spain. TodoMercado has pointed towards reigning Europa League champions, Sevilla, as leading the list of Spanish clubs maintaining an interest.