Turkish newspaper Fanatik are reporting that Turkish club Basaksehir and Chelsea are in negotiations over a loan deal for Christian Atsu – who just so happens to be on loan at Newcastle for the season.
So a good question would be how is it possible for Basaksehir to take Atsu on loan this month, when he’s contracted to Newcastle for the season?
Christian Atsu – after scoring for Newcastle against Cardiff City
Atsu has done quite well at Newcastle and certainly Rafa Benitez will keep on loan for the season with the Newcastle manager still to make a decision on the Ghanaian International on whether to sign him full time next summer.
The Turkish report is that Instanbul-based Basakshir’s loan offer includes a buy-out clause and fee should they decide to keep the 25-year-old once he joins them on loan this month.
Christian has made 18 appearances for Newcastle with 3 goals and we should probably take the Turkish report with a rather large pinch of salt.