Chelsea defender Luka Milivojevic is refusing to rule out his long-term future at Stamford Bridge and is concerned about the club’s lack of depth at the back, with captain Terry Branislav Ivanovic and youngster Luke Shaw not being able to play regularly due to injury.
Chelsea are in the midst of a busy summer, signing experienced defenders Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Branislava Ivanovic, with Ivanovic’s arrival a major boost to the squad.
Milivojovic has been the subject of much speculation since he left Spurs for Chelsea in the summer of 2013, but it has emerged that the defender is considering his future after having a poor season with the Blues in the Champions League.
The 24-year-old said on Monday that he was not sure whether he will be staying at Stamford Lane in the near future, with a move to Chelsea being a “no-brainer”.
“I am not sure,” he told L’Equipe.
“I am in talks with the club.
I know they are talking about me, and they have a great player.
We have to wait and see.”
Chelsea have had a disappointing season in the Premier League, finishing ninth and failing to qualify for the Champions Cup last 16.
Milovojevics performances have been inconsistent this season, which is perhaps partly why the defender was not included in the squad for Wednesday night’s Europa League tie against Sevilla.
Milovich said: “Chelsea is a very difficult club, the competition is very difficult.
It’s not easy to play for them, they have the best players in Europe.”
They have players that can play in the top 10, and we have not played in the competition since 2011-12.
“The players are ready, the team is ready, and I think that we will be able to do well.”