Lucas Piazon has hinted he is ready to leave Chelsea and has urged the club to let him remain at Eintracht Frankfurt beyond the end of the season.
Piazon, 21, is one of a number of Chelsea hopefuls to find first team football opportunities in the Bundesliga this season.
The Brazilian has made 15 appearances for Frankfurt this season and further endeared himself to supporters by scoring the only goal of the game 20 minutes after coming off the bench in his side's 1-0 win over Schalke on Saturday.
While admitting he initially struggled with German football, Piazon is now keen to extend his stay at the club rather than return to Stamford Bridge.
"The Bundesliga was not good for me at first, being very physical and fast," Piazon told German daily Bild. "But I learned and improved myself. I feel good. I want to stay."
Speaking in October, Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hubner revealed the club would do all they can to convince both Piazon and Chelsea to extend the player's stay, even if it is just on another loan deal next season.
"We will hold talks in any case," Hubner told Bild when asked whether the club can keep Piazon. "I can imagine perhaps that Chelsea loan him to us again.
"That is what we are concerned with because he has shown what he can do. I also believe the Bundesliga is the right platform for him because he can still acquire the physical nature he is missing, adding to his playing skills.
"If Lucas can learn to succeed here, then he can make the next big step."
Piazon is not the only Chelsea loanee to have expressed an interest in leaving the club on a permanent basis this season.
Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu, who has excelled this season on loan at Stuttgart, claims he would have no qualms in joining the Bundesliga side on a permanent basis.
Thorgan Hazard, younger brother of current Blues star Eden, is also open to such an arrangement with Borussia Monchengladbach, insisting he needs 'stability' in his career.