Nathaniel Chalobah
If Chelsea give permission, Chalobah will happily join Reading next seasonGetty

Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah would jump at the chance to rejoin Reading next term.

Chalobah, 20, joined the Royals on loan until the end of the season in January after an initial loan deal with Premier League side Burnley was scrapped.

Despite Reading's disappointing league form, the England Under-21 international has enjoyed an impressive second half of the season at the Madejski Stadium, where he has made 19 appearances, scoring once.

And if Chelsea are prepared to sanction the move, Chalobah insists he would happily rejoin the Championship side for another season next term.

"I don't see why not," Chalobah told the Reading Chronicle when asked whether he would return. "It is not my place to say, my parent club is Chelsea and I have to report back to them but I have had a good time and if they wanted to send me back here then it is not something I'd turn down.

"This is a really good club, a family club. The boys have made me feel welcome from day one and it is still the same now. I've had a really good time here, I've heard the fans have said some nice things about me which I obviously appreciate."

Chalobah will make his final appearance for Reading on 2 May against Derby County.

While he remains highly regarded at Stamford Bridge, the midfielder is yet to make his competitive debut for Chelsea. His first loan spell at Watford during the 2012-13 season arguably remains his most impressive to date, but has also had spells with Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough in the Championship.

Following his return to Chelsea in January after his spell at Burnley, Chalobah was close to joining French club Bordeaux. But the club's attempts to bring him to Ligue 1 however were thwarted by French Football Federation (FFF).