Chelsea's forgotten midfielder Oriol Romeu has demanded summer talks with Blues chiefs, in a bid to finally sort out his long-term future once and for all.
Romeu has spent the last two seasons on loan, despite signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge last summer.
The Spaniard fears he's never going to get a chance at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, which means he'll back in West London at the end of the season to establish if its worth sticking around.
June pencilled in for meeting
The Barcelona academy graduate is quoted by The Mirror as insisting: “In June I’ll speak with Chelsea to know their intentions.
“After two seasons on loan, the ideal would be settling into a club to get some stability. Every player needs continuity.”
Time to move on
The 23-year-old is spending the season with Bundesliga side Stuttgart, where he's made 23 appearances and done enough to convince the German giants he could be worth signing permanently at the right price.
Romeu is right to wonder whether Chelsea have plans to keep farming him out on loan until a buyer becomes available, because its very difficult to see Mourinho giving him a chance in the first team any time soon.
Nemanja Matic is the main man in Romeu's holding midfield position and unless Jon Obi Mikel or Ramires move on there isn't even room for the £5m man on the Chelsea bench, something he probably understands all too well.
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