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Report: Southampton and Nottingham Forest want Chelsea’s Marc Guehi

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Report: Southampton and Nottingham Forest want Chelsea’s Marc Guehi

Southampton and Nottingham Forest are amongst a group of Premier League and Championship clubs interested in signing Chelsea defender Marc Guehi on loan in January, according to a report from The Sun.

January is shaping up to be a crucial month for the likes of the Saints and Forest – but for very different reasons.

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Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have moved three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone. But it would be a big surprise to see them not strengthen their options in January.

Meanwhile, Forest are just three points off the Championship play-off places. Sabri Lamouchi’s men have lost three of their last five games and will be hoping that they can start to get back on track before the window opens.

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The Sun reports that both clubs want Chelsea youngster Guehi. But they are joined by Norwich, Swansea and Bristol City in the running to take him on loan.

 

The 19-year-old has made two first-team appearances for the Blues this season. And he is now featuring regularly for England’s under-21s having only made his debut in August.

TBR View – Where should Guehi go?

It will be interesting to see where Guehi would prefer to go if he is given the chance to leave. A move to one of the Premier League sides may be tempting. But it will not be easy to shine with the two clubs boasting the joint-worst defensive record in the top flight right now.

Heading to the Championship could prove to be an inspired step. On paper, he is likely to enjoy more game-time. And he would be forgiven for wanting to take a similar path to teammate Fikayo Tomori who spent last season on loan with a second tier promotion-chaser and is now in the first-team fold at Stamford Bridge.

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