CHELSEA are reportedly considering recalling Andrey Santos from his loan at Nottingham Forest.
The Brazilian joined Forest this summer on a season long loan, but things haven’t gone to plan.
Since arriving at The City Ground Santos has featured just TWICE totalling only 97 minutes on the pitch.
And according to The Standard, Chelsea could recall the 19-year-old as a result of his lack of game time.
Santos signed for The Blues last January from Vasco de Gamo in a deal worth £16m and impressed during pre-season this summer under Mauricio Pochettino.
Chelsea are understood to have a break clause inserted in his contract which means they can recall the youngster from Forest in January if he hasn’t made a certain number of appearances.
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It is said that if the London club were to activate the clause then they could look to loan Santos back out to another club for the second half of the season.
And they wouldn’t be short of potential suitors with European big dogs Porto, Benfica and Lyon all reportedly interested in the summer.
But Chelsea fans are keen to keep hold of their rising star and want to give the midfielder a chance.
Many of them took to social media to plead with their club to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.
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One wrote: “Bring him home!”
While another added: “Call him back my boy we need him.”
And a third chimed in saying: “Bring him back please!!”
Santos’s lack of minutes isn’t just an issue for his development and for the higher ups at Chelsea.
But it could also come back to bite Nottingham Forest too.
The Athletic previously reported that the Tricky Trees had agreed to pay financial penalties for not playing Santos when he is fit and available.