Chelsea youngster Jeremie Boga is ready to give up waiting for a first-team opportunity at Stamford Bridge and return to his home city of Marseille.
The 18-year-old has made a winning contribution in the Blues' Under-21 Premier League and FA Youth Cup success but like many has not been promoted from the club's academy into the first team.
Boga moved to the newly crowned English champions in 2008 under a cloud after Chelsea were accused of poaching the player, however ASPTT Marseille president Robert Caturegli labelled the player as "gifted".
But Boga is preparing to abandon plans to play for the Chelsea senior side by returning to Marseille where he is hopeful of kick-starting his professional career.
"My first choice would be to stay in England. After that we'll see," he told Le 10 Sport. "If there are good options in Ligue 1 that match my profile, I would definitely consider. Marseille? Why not? This is a club close to my heart."
With Chelsea having won the Youth Cup four times in the last six seasons, manager Jose Mourinho is under pressure to promote those successful players, particularly amid Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations which restrict transfer activity.
Mourinho says he will blame himself should trio Lewis Baker, Izzy Brown and Dominic Solanke not one day play for England but as yet the Portuguese boss has shown little desire to use the exciting academy stars.
Though Chelsea's title success could be the start of a new era of dominance in west London, former England defender Gary Neville agrees it would be a failure if Mourinho did not promote any of the players from the club's youth ranks.
"He has some fantastic young players," he told Sky Sports. "He said it would be a failure if he didn't bring those young players through. If they get Bale and start to bring through some of the best young talent in the country, which they've got, the rest could be in a little bit of trouble.
"You cannot win four Youth Cups in six years and not bring a player through. Roman Abramovich is going to have to give Mourinho the confidence that it is not all about the immediate.
"That is Jose Mourinho's task moving forward to stay at a club long enough and bring those players through."