Rodgers would relish McEachran loan

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Josh McEachran has been promoted into the Chelsea first-team this season, but is unlikely to get a regular slot in the starting line-up anytime soon - such is the plethora of midfield options at Stamford Bridge.

The 18-year-old is rated as one of the most promising young players in England, and Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping to have the opportunity to take him on loan.

"I need to have a conversation at length [with Chelsea]," he said on Thursday. "Josh is not playing at the moment, he is on the bench, although he played [against Everton] last night.

"He is a wonderful talent and the positive thing is that clubs see Swansea as a club that can develop such talents."

The Swans boss knows McEachran well from his time as youth and reserve-team coach at Chelsea under former manager Jose Mourinho, and says he would relish the opportunity to continue his development at the Liberty Stadium.

"He has a big future," Rodgers continued. "He played in the same team as my son right through the system at Chelsea and has kicked on since he turned 14.

"He has got great vision, he is a terrific footballer and he needs to play in a certain system.

"I think Andre [Villas-Boas] and [sporting director] Michael Emenalo understand he will need to get some games and when that moment comes he is certainly a player who would do terrific here."

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