FORMER Celtic target Charly Musonda is poised to quit Chelsea on loan in January.

And Brendan Rodgers could be tempted to launch a new bid for the £5million-rated midfielder he was interested in signing in the last window.

The 20-year-old playmaker has started just one game this season – last month’s 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.

Musonda is due to face Everton later this month in the fourth round before being loaned out in the next window.

He spent two seasons on loan at Real Betis, is contracted to Chelsea for another two years.

Rodgers said in the summer: “He is young, but is a big talent who has got experience.

“It’s good money that will be spent on him.

“The player I’m talking about is of a substantial pedigree and quality.

“We have players who can play there, but it’s about getting pace and power and also another one that can make the last pass. I felt that was something I wanted to add. We are hopeful we can get that.

“Someone of that ability in there, it’s how the make-up of my teams have always been.

“Look at Liverpool with Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez and Coutinho. Bright, clever players who can disorganise defenders. They can attack, but they also need to have the profile to press.”

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