Christian Atsu
Christian Atsu failed to make a single Premier League appearance for BournemouthGetty

La Liga side Levante are in negotiations with Chelsea to secure the services of Christian Atsu on loan until the end of the season, according to AS. The Spanish publication claims that the Blues want the Ghana starlet to leave on loan this mercato after recalling him from an unsuccessful spell at Bournemouth.

The 24-year-old winger moved to West London from FC Porto in September 2013 as one for the future. He was immediately dispatched to Vitesse Arnhem to complete his development, scoring five goals and providing six assists in an impressive 30 appearances for the Eredivisie outfit.

Everton handed him his first playing experience in the Premier League last season but his loan at the Toffees proved a disappointment, with the forward restricted to just 13 appearances in all competitions under Roberto Martinez.

Atsu, however, did impress on national duties with Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations, being named player of the tournament and scoring a sensational goal against Guinea.

Chelsea sent him to the Cherries during last summer's transfer window. Yet after he only got two League Cup appearances under his belt in the opening part of the season, the Blues confirmed in a short statement on Monday 4 January that he had returned to West London.

AS claims that Levante are now ready to give Atsu a chance in La Liga as the club are looking for reinforcements to avoid relegation, being currently at the bottom of the table with just 14 points from 19 games.

The Spanish publication claim that the negotiations between the clubs have already started but added that Bundesliga side Hamburg are also interested in securing his services.