Conte hints at loan move for young Chelsea star Matt Miazga

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Chelsea boss suggests Matt Miazga may be set for a temporary move.

Chelsea's Matt MiazgaChelsea's Matt Miazga

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has suggested that Matt Miazga may have to seek a loan move away from the club in order to further his development, according to a report in ESPN

The young defender joined the Blues from New York Red Bulls for £3.5m after being sought after by a number of clubs, and the United States international appeared twice in the Premier League last season.

With John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic and Kurt Zouma above him in the pecking order however, Miazga faces stiff competition for inclusion in Conte's starting 11.

Chelsea's manager Antonio Conte gesturesChelsea's manager Antonio Conte gestures

While Conte has been quick to applaud the 21-year-old's budding potential, the Italian has also hinted that a loan move may be best for Miazga at this stage in his career.

"I think in this moment it is good if he plays to improve, to go and get experience to improve," Conte said. "You can improve only if you play.

"You play every game or a lot of games during the season. But he is a good guy and I am very happy about him.

"Miazga is a young player, he has a good technique and I think that he is working very well under the physical aspect, but the tactical aspect he can improve a lot and I think that he is improving with the work."

Chelsea's Matt Miazga in action with Swansea's Jefferson MonteroChelsea's Matt Miazga in action with Swansea's Jefferson Montero

A loan move to another Premier League side could definitely go a long way in bolstering Miazga's experience at the top level, and could potentially set him up to thrive at his parent club next season.

If he were to move from the West London side on a temporary basis, Miazga would be another name in the long list of Chelsea youngsters to be loaned out so far this summer, along with the likes of Baba Rahman, Nathan Ake and Tomas Kalas.

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