McEachran close to loan deal

The 18-year-old midfielder has revealed he is close to securing a

temporary switch to one of the Blues’ Premier League rivals. He is

desperate to help his development with regular first-team football,

having made just one substitute appearance in the top-flight this

season. Swansea City are thought to be favourites to land the

England Under 21 star but the Welshmen face competition from Bolton

Wanderers, Fulham and Aston Villa. “I will speak to the club this

week,” he told London24. “I expect to get an answer then.”