Chelsea defender Ola Aina nearing loan move to PSV Eindhoven - sources

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Chelsea defender Ola Aina is closing in on a loan move to PSV Eindhoven, sources have told ESPN FC.

A number of clubs have expressed an interest in taking Aina on loan this season, but Dutch champions PSV are leading the race to sign the Nigeria international on loan.

PSV could potentially offer Aina the chance to play in Champions League football this season if they come through the playoff round.

Aina spent last season out on loan in the Championship with Hull where he made 45 appearances in all competitions for the Tigers.

The 21-year-old has come through the ranks at Chelsea and his move to Hull was his first loan move away from Stamford Bridge.

Aina is well down the pecking order at Chelsea and the club feel he would benefit from going out on loan again.