Chelsea youngster Kurt Zouma looks set to depart Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Star.
It has been suggested that Zouma, who has played for the Blues on eight occasions this season, could complete a temporary move to Turkey, with Besiktas seemingly interested in his services.
In fact, the talented youngster featured in the club's 3-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final over Derby County last night, but was taken off in the early stages after a being knocked unconscious.
It remains uncertain as to whether the French defender will spend time out on the sidelines, but it now appears that his season with the Blues is coming to an end.
Despite clearly having a long term future at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, Zouma has only featured in two Premier League matches this term.
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There's no doubt about it, a loan move would only benefit the youngster as he goes in search of first team football. He will be desperate to continue his rise in the game over the coming months and would only improve by playing week in, week out.
At Chelsea, it seems unlikely that he will breakthrough into the first-team in the near future, with captain John Terry and Gary Cahill ever present in the side.
The duo have been in fine form for the Blues this season as they've built up quite the partnership at the heart of the side's defence. Along with the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic, Chelsea have one of the strongest back-fours in England's elite division.
The club's immediate attention will turn to this weekend's Premier League schedule as they go in search of extending their lead at the top of the table. Blues fans, though, will have to wait until Monday night football to watch their side in action as they travel to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City.
Chelsea fans: Should Zouma leave on a temporary basis? Do you think that he has a bright future at your club? Have your say in the comments section below!