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Rumor: Matt Miazga's loan out of Chelsea will go down to the wire

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He might get loaned out, he might not.

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Goal.com's Nizaar Kinsella reports Chelsea has hit the pause button on Matt Miazga's proposed loan to...the rumor mill seems reluctant to say where.

Per Kinsella, Miazga has "two offers from unnamed Premier League clubs", but isn't going anywhere until or unless Chelsea manages to land the defensive reinforcements it has been chasing all summer.

The former New York Red Bulls defender would doubtless prefer to spend this season in a situation more encouraging than being last-resort injury cover for Chelsea, but the matter is reportedly out of his hands. He's going nowhere until his employer manages to get somewhere in the transfer market.

Miazga has previously been linked with a move to Sunderland and TSV 1860 Munich. His move to Chelsea came off the back of a stellar year: in 2015, the young center back played for the USA U-20 team in the U-20 World Cup, had a stint in the U-23s' effort to qualify for the Olympics, and won his first senior national team caps. And he won the Supporters' Shield with RBNY. He was named US Soccer's Young Male Player of the Year in December.

Now the 21-year-old needs regular playing time to keep moving his career forward. He isn't expected to find it at Chelsea this season, but if the EPL transfer window closes without new recruits at Stamford Bridge, he may find himself stuck.

Our friends over at We Ain't Got No History assess Chelsea's current progress in the transfer market here.