Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu moved to Stuttgart on loan in 2014Getty

Chelsea loanee Oriol Romeu has claimed he wants to "replicate Nemanja Matic's example" and return to Stamford Bridge in the near future.

The Spaniard moved to the west London club in summer 2011 after former manager Andre Villas-Boas agreed to pay Barcelona €5m (£3.6m, $5.6m) to secure his services.

The 23-year-old midfielder made an instant impact under the Portuguese boss but felt out of favour during Roberto di Matteo's eight-month reign in charge.

And when the following season he looked ready to prove his worth under interim manager Rafa Benitez, a long-term injury saw him miss much of the campaign.

After an impressive spell at Valencia last season, the Blues committed Romeu's future to Stamford Bridge with a new three-year contract but decided to send him on loan again to Stuttgart to secure more playing time.

The Spaniard was a crucial player for the Bundesliga side during the first part of the campaign but has seen his time limited following the arrival of Ivorian midfielder Serey Die in January.

And during an interview with Daily Mail, Romeu does not hide his intentions to succeed at Chelsea, with a desire to return to the west London club in the near future like Matic did when he re-joined from Benfica during the January transfer window last season.

"Last summer, I was training with the team in pre-season. Then the club explained that they were looking at a loan deal. They said they believe in me but it was best for my development this season to play regularly," he said.

"They said they see me as part of their future. I look at Nemanja Matic, for example, the way he went away for a while and then came back and I'd love to replicate that. I still dream of making it properly at Chelsea.

"I still do not know what will happen next season; of course I would love to return to Chelsea but I also want to be playing football."

Romeu insists Chelsea's coaching staff also has him in their future plans and are regularly in contact regarding his development.

"The coach Eddie Newton is in contact with all the loanees. He watches the games and we often receive detailed analysis, reports and videos based on our performances. It tells us what we need to improve or work on and what we have done well," he said.

"It might say 'we want you to be spreading the play more' or 'you should be taking the ball in in a different way'. They are subtle things but it can make a difference at the highest level."