Director confirms Talks With Chelsea Over Deal for Impressive Star

Dortmund’s sporting director, Sebastian Kehl has admitted that talks with CHELSEA over a permanent deal for Ian Maatsen will need to be held in the summer.

Maatsen has thrived since his move to the Bundesliga and capped another impressive performance by scoring a goal in Dortmund’s 4-2 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening which has secured their place in the Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain.

His performances for the German side has meant that they are very keen on making his move a permanent one – but there are also a section of fans that want the club too bring him back to Stamford Bridge.

Dortmund do not have an option to buy Maatsen has part of their loan agreement with the club, meaning that the two clubs will need to negotiate a fee for the Dutchman this summer.

‘Unfortunately for both players, neither option was really realistic,’ Dortmund’s sporting director, Sebastian Kehl, told Sky Germany in February.

‘If you know what we got for Jadon Sancho two and a half years ago, then you know also that it might now be very, very difficult.

‘We naturally advocated for an option with him – and also with Ian – but the negotiating position was not such that we could implement it and so we will accept it for now.’

IcChelseanews View…

There are alot of fans that want to see Maatsen given a chance in the side from next season – he has been brilliant in that Dortmund side this season.