Chelsea transfer news: Fabrizio Romano confirms the departure of Chelsea left-back

In today's Chelsea transfer news - Ian Maatsen is set to join Borussia Dortmund from Chelsea on a loan deal as confirmed by the journalist Fabrizio Romano.

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Ian Maatsen leaves Chelsea on loan for Borussia Dortmund. The German side was looking for a left-back for a long time. They found a solution with Chelsea as they finally landed the 21-year-old Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen which could become a career-defining move for the Dutchman. Maatsen was struggling to get game time at Chelsea under Pochettino and thus, he was looking to play more. Thus, this move is ideal for Chelsea and the player. The talks between Chelsea and Dortmund were ongoing for several weeks. And, in the last few hours, the two clubs reached an agreement for a loan deal. Transfer journalist, Fabrizio Romano, confirmed this deal with his trademark 'here we go' tweet. He also elaborated that Dortmund will cover the salary of Ian Maatsen. Also, the Dutch player wanted Dortmund for weeks. Thus, Chelsea transfer news on Ian Maatsen is a positive one for both sides.

Chelsea transfer news: Ian Maatsen to Dortmund 'here we go'

Chelsea wanted this deal to go through as soon as possible. Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring in new players. And, many people think that Chelsea will not be able to do that. However, the Chelsea boss said otherwise. Thus, it is not the end of the business for Chelsea in this transfer window. Also, Pochettino confirmed that Chelsea doesn't have to sell to buy players. However, loan deals like Ian Maatsen Dortmund will surely help Chelsea to balance their books. Therefore, Chelsea transfer news on Ian Maatsen to Dortmund should be seen as a positive one as Chelsea will now look to focus on other targets. The squad of Chelsea is plagued with injuries and thus, Pochettino will need reinforcements in the January window if Chelsea wants to finish in a respectable position in the Premier League table.

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