Lucas Piazon
Lucas Piazon spent last season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt Getty

Lucas Piazon has attempted to clarify comments that appeared in the Brazilian press where he was quoted as saying remaining at Chelsea any longer would be a waste of time.

Piazon, 21, joined the Blues in January 2012 but has not played for the club since December 2013, having spent three consecutive loan spells away from West London.

With his future at Stamford Bridge unclear, the attacking midfielder appeared to do his future prospects no favours in a recent interview when he was quoted as saying by ESPN Brasil: "I don't want to stay [at Chelsea]. It will be a waste of time being there, playing one game every two weeks. I would rather leave and play all games this year."

But in a post published through the player's Facebook page, Piazon and his representatives have attempted to clarify the midfielder's comments.

The post read: "Contrary to what was published today in some portals, Lucas Piazon never said that [he] has no interest in playing for Chelsea."

It went on to add that Piazon is in total agreement with Chelsea's policy of loaning their young stars out and understands that he is part of the future plans at the club.

Piazon, whose current contract at Stamford Bridge expires in 2017, left the club to join Eintracht Frankurt on loan last season in order to secure first-team football opportunities.

The Brazilian enjoyed steady progress at Frankfurt and appeared receptive to the idea of staying at the German side, but manager Thomas Schaaf was not interested in renewing the deal.

Before his move to Germany, he had a stint in Spain with Malaga before joining Vitesse Arnhem during the 2013-14 season.

Currently with the Brazil under-22 squad at the Pan American Games, the youngster is expected to join another side on loan before the start of the new season.