Chelsea signed Kenneth Omeruo from Belgian side Standard Liege in 2012, but like so many of their young players he has failed to get a look-in with the first team.
The 23-year-old has instead spent four seasons out on loan, most recently with Turkish top-flight side Alanyaspor.
And according to a source close to the defender, a number of Turkish clubs are showing an interest in signing Omeruo on a permanent basis.
However, the Blues have reportedly put a £7million price-tag on the Nigeria international which could prove too costly for many sides.
Speaking to website Score Nigeria, the source said: “There are some clubs in Turkey who are interested in signing Kenneth at the end of the season.
“They will include Kasimpasa, who he played for last season, and also his current club Alanyaspor.
“But the snag will be if they could come up with the £7million Chelsea want for the player.”
Omeruo’s current deal with Chelsea runs until June 2019 but he admitted earlier this month he does want to leave Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis.
“It might happen that I get to play for Chelsea but it is no longer my immediate priority,” he said.
“You have no idea how frustrating it is to always go out on loan.
“Last season I had an opportunity to go to one of Turkey’s biggest clubs [Besiktas] but the deal collapsed two days to the end of the transfer window.
“This season I was lucky I could find a place where I could still play because they want me to come to Alanyaspor.
“My priority is to play at the top, to find a place where I get to play regularly.
“Next season will be interesting because I’m looking to be in one of the top leagues, so we’ll see what happens.”
Omeruo has made 24 appearances for Alanyaspor this season, scoring one goal.
Source : EXPRESS