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Foreign loan option for Feruz

Sky Sports understands Chelsea starlet Islam Feruz is a target for a number of foreign clubs on loan.

Chelsea are willing to let the talented 18-year-old striker go out on loan this season so that he can get some valuable first-team experience under the belt.

Feruz is highly-regarded at Stamford Bridge and was rewarded with a new deal for his progress at the start of the year.

Chelsea have shown over the years that they like to loan out their best young talent so that they can gain valuable experience before making the step up to the first team at Stamford Bridge - and Feruz is set to be the first of many who will be farmed out on a temporary basis next season.

A number of Championship clubs are thought to have sounded out Chelsea about taking the Scotland Under-21 forward on loan, but Feruz is also thought to be weighing up options from abroad.

Feruz is attracting interest from clubs in Russia, Greece and Belgium and the former Celtic youngster is thought to be open to the idea of playing abroad this season before returning to Chelsea.