Lucas Piazon
Lucas Piazon would like a Chelsea return but is realistic about his future Getty Images

Eintracht Frankfurt loanee Lucas Piazon would like to return to Chelsea when his loan move expires next summer but will also consider signing a permanent deal with the Bundesliga club.

Piazon, 20, is one of 26 players to have left Chelsea on temporary loan deals this summer, his third consecutive spell away from the club after arriving at the Blues in January 2012.

The Brazilian player previously had stays at La Liga side Malaga and Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands but, in a recent interview with Bild, he expressed his delight with life at Frankfurt in Germany.

And having made just three appearances for Chelsea since his move to London, Piazon has not ruled out the possibility of joining the club permanently should the opportunity present itself.

"Chelsea have so many very good players, [so] it would currently be difficult for me to find a place. Here I can play and gain experience," he said.

"I came from Brazil directly to Chelsea. I know all the people in the club. Of course, I wish to once again play there. But football is a surprise, because everything can change quickly.

"I am only 20 and, as I said, anything can happen in football. If everything fits, of course I can imagine staying at Frankfurt."

Piazon is one of a number of players to have been repeatedly loaned out by Chelsea over the years as part of their policy alongside the likes of Thorgan Hazard, Gael Kakuta, Christian Atsu and Oriol Romeu.

Spaniard Romeu, 22, followed Piazon to the Bundesliga this summer, joining Stuttgart in what is his second consecutive spell away from the club.

Like Piazon, Romeu has concerns over his future at Stamford Bridge, given the sheer number of options at manager Jose Mourinho's disposal, and he too admits he would consider a switch.

"Maybe I am staying for a longer period of time," Romeu told Kicker. "You cannot rule anything out in football.

"I have experienced a technically demanding game in the Spanish league, football in England is more physical and the Bundesliga is a mixture of that.

"My ambition is to quickly learn the German league. I want to help VfB Stuttgart achieve a good season and be a full part of the team."