Reading have revealed Chelsea are looking to cut short Michael Hector’s loan spell with the club, but they’re not keen on letting him go.
Chelsea bought Hector from Reading back in the summer, but loaned him back to the club immediately.
And now with defensive problems making themselves prominent in the Chelsea defence, Mourinho wants to cut short the loan deal and bring him in early.
Reading have insisted they don’t intend to let him go at the least, until his loan deal is up at the end of the season.
Reading executive Samrit Thanakanchanasut told Goal: “Chelsea want him back early but I think we’ll retain him as we agreed until the end of the season.”
The 23-year-old has won the plaudits of Reading boss Steve Clarke, who was previously Mourinho’s assistant at Chelsea.
He recently told Getreading: “Michael reads the game well, he sticks his head on the ball, can make tackles and can pass out from the back as well.
“He’s got a lot of good attributes which is why Chelsea decided to take him on board. Hopefully he goes on to have a big career with them.”