Chelsea have rejected a loan offer for youngster Harvey Vale, according to reports.
It comes as Tino Anjorin is set to be loaned out to the Terriers instead.
According to Athletic, Chelsea have rejected the opportunity to send Vale out on loan in the Championship as Thomas Tuchel wants the chance to use the player for the rest of the season.
It’s clear the Blues head coach is a fan of the youngster, who he praised after his impressive performance against Brentford in the Carabao Cup semi-finals in December.
Vale started alongside fellow Academy stars Xavi Simons and Jude Soonsup-Bell.
Asked about their debut, the head coach said: “They did well. They hadn’t trained for a week because the academy was closed for Covid and then we invited them to training two days ago, so two sessions with us.
“They listened carefully and did their job, they did well.”
It looks like there could be more appearances to come for Vale this season, with Chelsea doing all they can to deny him a Championship move which would have seen an increase in playing time for the youngster.
Vale could have an opportunity as the Blues take on Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup fourth round, with the Blues due to travel to Abu Dhabi to take part in the Club World Cup on the same day.
With a loan move rejected, Vale will expect Tuchel to use him by the end of the season.
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