Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake has revealed that he could seek a loan move away from Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window, reports talkSPORT.
The 18-year-old, who is currently part of the Blues' reserve team could make the search for first-team football as the youngster has yet to feature for new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, despite making his debut for the club last season.
Ake has admitted that he must continue to develop as a player, and is currently happy with his situation but will reassess come January.
Speaking to Dutch newspaper AD, Ake said: "I'm playing in the reserves, but that is still a high level. I'm still growing every day as a footballer.
"I'm still very young, but it is important for me to be playing in the future. Let's see how it plays out until January and perhaps we will see if I can go on loan somewhere else."
Ake has the difficult task of taking over club-captain John Terry, David Luiz and Gary Cahill in the Blues' back-line, so will have to work hard for a chance at Chelsea.
But, the youngster will continue to push for a first-team sport in the coming months as he looks to impress Mourinho, however a short-term loan deal could well benefit his future Stamford Bridge career.