Denis Zakaria is yet to make an appearance for Chelsea this season.
The midfielder was signed from Juventus on a season-long deal in the summer window.
The Swiss international has not even featured on the bench under new manager Graham Potter and transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims his move will be discussed again by the club.
Romano told Caught Offside: “It’s not been easy for Denis Zakaria – he looked set to stay at Juventus before Chelsea decided to go for him in the final few hours of the transfer market. Chelsea signed him on loan with a purchase option of €20m, plus €4m in add-ons.
“I’m told this deal will be discussed again because the situation is worrying – he’s not playing, he was wanted by Thomas Tuchel and he planned to have him as a starter. Still, under Graham Potter he’s not playing, he’s not even on the bench. This is why the clubs and player will speak again, because at the moment this deal makes no sense for anyone involved.
“And let’s see what Chelsea will do in midfielders in January or next summer. They wanted Frenkie de Jong in the summer and Jude Bellingham will be on the market next summer, with many clubs interested.”