Chelsea defender Todd Kane vows to fight for place at Stamford Bridge

Todd Kane insists he is not prepared to give up on his dream of breaking into Chelsea's first team, despite never having made a senior appearance for the Blues.

Kane is currently impressing on loan in the Netherlands at NEC Nijmegen -- his fifth loan club since being a surprise inclusion in the Chelsea squad that miraculously claimed the 2012 Champions League against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

But despite having so far failed to make his mark at Stamford Bridge, Kane is adamant he would change nothing about the way his career has gone and insists he understands the way Chelsea have chosen to manage his development.

"I've been out on loan for four years and I think I've learnt a lot more from playing men's football than in the under-21s league," the 22-year-old told the Daily Mirror.

"I'm near enough on the 100 mark of senior appearances. It's been very good for me and you have to be realistic and know that only one or two will get opportunities at a big club like Chelsea.

"It's the same at somewhere like Manchester United. Let's be honest, Marcus Rashford got his chance at United because, to a degree, it's fallen into place. He's a great player but you have to get a bit of luck.

"I've learnt so much from being at Chelsea. From working and training with top quality players, I still speak to people from the club all the time, get advice from players, the Chelsea set-up is fantastic and I've definitely got no regrets."

Antonio Conte is widely expected to be appointed Chelsea's next permanent manager this summer and Kane says he is hoping to work his way into the Italian's plans for next season.

"I'm really enjoying it in Holland," he added. "I had a look round the place and loved it straight away. It's just what I needed. I'm living in the middle of nowhere, just focused on football -- training and working hard. It's a great test.

"But I'm hoping I will get a chance under the new manager at Chelsea this summer.

"Chelsea are good for the players out on loan. The technical director, Michael Emenalo, is a clever man, stays in regular contact and gives you a lot of encouragement.

"Cesar Azpilicueta is a terrific full-back, you can learn so much from him, as I've also done from Paulo Ferreira in the past. But maybe there's a second position up for grabs and I'm hoping to prove I'm ready."