Chelsea centre-half Xavier Mbuyamba could spend the remainder of the season elsewhere, according to a report from the Italian press.

Newspaper L’Arena states that Igor Tudor’s Hellas Verona are currently exploring the possibility of signing the 20-year-old.

It is said there have been a few calls from I Gialloblu in recent days. They have a number of targets to reinforce their defence and Xavier is one of them.

Since the Netherlands youth international has no game time at the Blues this season, the west Londoners are said to be looking for a loan club for him in a place where the Dutchman can get more appearances.

The youngster joined the Premier League giants on a free move from Barcelona’s youth set-up in the summer transfer market of 2020.

Even though he has been frequently involved in the EFL Trophy and Premier League 2 matches, his debut for Chelsea’s senior team is still to come.

The player’s current contract with Thomas Tuchel’s side expires in June 2023, so following this decision on a possible loan, fans should soon get to see whether the English outfit have any intentions of giving him a fresh deal.