Chelsea starlet Thorgan Hazard is open to extending his stay at Borussia Monchengladbach beyond this season as the Bundesliga side contemplate approaching Chelsea over extending his loan deal at the club.
Hazard, the younger brother of Blues' star Eden, is yet to make a first-team appearance for his parent club after signing from RC Lens in 2012.
After an excellent campaign back in his homeland with Zulte Waregem last season, Hazard was one of a clutch of Chelsea starlets to seal a loan move to Germany during the summer transfer window.
Although just two of his 12 league appearances have been starts, the 21-year-old was pivotal in Monchengladbach's weekend victory over Hertha Berlin where he opened the scoring for his side before providing another.
And with his role in the side increasing, Hazard admits an extended stay in Germany beyond this season is possible.
"It is an option to stay at 'Gladbach longer," Hazard told Bild. "But it is just too early to talk about it now; the decision will be made towards the end of the season.
"I feel great here. I needed to get used to the league first. But it is getting better all the time. Of course, I'd love to have more game time."
Bild add Monchengladbach's sporting director Max Eberl is not planning to wait around until next summer to discuss extending Hazard's deal and will soon enter talks with Chelsea over the player's future.
Hazard is one of four players to have joined a side in the Bundesliga this season. Lucas Piazon of Eintracht Frankfurt, Tomas Kalas of Cologne and Oriol Romeu of Stuttgart have also made the journey having failed to win a place in Chelsea's first-team squad this term.