Nathan Ake says he has a good relationship with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
Ake joined Watford on a season-long loan but has long-term plans to break into the Chelsea first-team when he returns to west London.
He told the Watford Observer: “I spoke to the manager (Jose Mourinho) a little bit and he said I can stay and be around the team. I told him I want to be playing a lot this season. He understood that.
“We have a good relationship. Hopefully I can show him that next year I can come back and play for Chelsea.”