Chelsea set Ian Maatsen transfer price as Burnley seek permanent summer deal

Chelsea set Ian Maatsen transfer price as Burnley seek permanent summer deal

Chelsea will demand in excess of £20million to sell Ian Maatsen this summer, with Burnley interested in keeping hold of the left-back.

Dutch Under-21 international Maatsen has shone during a season-long loan at Turf Moor in 2022-23, making 42 appearances across all competitions as a mainstay under Vincent Kompany as the dominant Clarets stormed to the Championship title and an immediate return to the Premier League.

Burnley are keen to retain his services preferably on a permanent transfer, though will be relucant to meet Chelsea’s considerable asking price.

Maatsen has just one year remaining on his current contract at Stamford Bridge but could yet sign an extension before joining Burnley on loan again next term.

Options open: Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen is wanted for a swift return to Burnley this summer (Getty Images)
Options open: Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen is wanted for a swift return to Burnley this summer (Getty Images)

Chelsea keeping hold of the 21-year-old has also not been ruled out at this stage, with the future of Marc Cucurella remaining uncertain as new manager Mauricio Pochettino prepares to take the reins next month.

The Spaniard failed to impress during a difficult first campaign that followed his high-profile £63m switch from Brighton last summer and could yet be sold or loaned out himself during the upcoming transfer window.

A departure for Cucurella would leave Chelsea short on left-back options as things stand, with Ben Chilwell their only other natural senior option in the position.

Versatile academy graduate Lewis Hall, 18, featured there during the final weeks of Frank Lampard’s interim reign but can operate in a number of different areas, including as a box-to-box midfielder or a winger.