Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon has revealed he is unsure of his position at Stamford Bridge, ahead of the new season.
The 19-year-old, who joined the Blues from Brazilian club Sao Paulo two years ago, has yet to break into the first team. He spent the second half of last season on loan at La Liga side Malaga, making 11 league appearances. Piazon has now admitted he is open to a summer move, even if it is to a Premier League rival, amid interest from Liverpool.
"It's hard to say how often I will play or if I will play at all. We have to wait and see if any Premier League clubs will be interested in me," Piazon explained to ESPN Brazil.
The Reds, who will be without talismanic striker Luis Suarez for at least for the six matches of the new season, are keen to take the young Brazilian on loan, according to the Mail Online.
Piazon is believed to be a versatile attacker who can operate anywhere across the front line, quite like Daniel Sturridge and Fabio Borini, in addition to the hole behind a centre forward.
Meanwhile, the youngster has expressed his delight at the arrival of former manager José Mourinho and is hoping to impress the Portuguese tactician, if given a chance.
"I am excited, everything will change. It will be very good to work with someone like Mourinho," he declared.
For his part, Mourinho has insisted he will analyse all returning loanees during pre-season, to determine their role at the team ahead of the 2013/14 campaign.
The former Real Madrid boss recently revealed Belgian youngsters Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne were likely to remain at Stamford Bridge for next season, after impressing during loan spells at West Bromwich Albion and Werder Bremen respectively.
"I need to work with the players and not commit injustice. I need to give them a chance, be fair with them. After that we will have time to make decisions," the 50-year-old stressed.
Chelsea's pre-season includes a game each in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, and also a match against Mourinho's former club Inter Milan, in the US.