Last week, Bild revealed that Chelsea had a buy-back clause in the deal that sent Thorgan Hazard to Borussia Mönchengladbach, but their time was running short to activate it.

According to the German magazine, the clause is due to run out at the end of the year, and the player’s recent performances would certainly warrant the Premier League considering it.

Scoring six goals and getting three assists in nine appearances so far this season, the player has been in fine form for his club, even though he hasn’t always been in the starting line-up.

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Speaking to SportBild ahead of his side’s clash with Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday, the 23-year-old was asked about his potential return to Chelsea, and if it bothered him.

He said: “I think nothing of it. The issue has come up in the media again, and it will probably do so more if I play well and score goals. However, in the end, it’s a matter between clubs. I haven’t spoken with anyone from Chelsea, and I’m glad to be a Borussia player.”

Arriving from Lens in 2012 from £425k, the young attacking midfielder never really got a chance at Stamford Bridge, and was swiftly sent out on loan both to Zulte Waregem and Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he was eventually transferred permanently last season.

The player only came on off the bench against Manchester City, a game which Pep Guardiola’s side won 4-0, but he’ll certainly be hoping to be in André Schubert’s starting line-up against Lionel Messi and co.