Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly in the midst of negotiations with two Belgian clubs as the Russian billionaire looks to build ties with more European clubs.
The Daily Mail reports Chelsea is keen to forge links with top-tier Belgian club Royal Mouscron-Peruwelz, while a five-year deal has already been agreed upon with second-tier side Royal White Star Brussels.
RWS Brussels owner John Bico confirmed the deal, saying it was an “honour” for his side to link up with the Premier League leaders.
“It’s a real honour for my club,” Bico told The Daily Mail.
“It is possible that the players of Chelsea will arrive next summer. It can be an important step in their careers. We want to loan two or three player, not more.
“We are also talking about sending our managers to their academy to see how they are working.”
Chelsea already has a formal link with Eredivisie club Vitesse Arnhem, with a number of Blues players having been sent on loan to the Dutch side.
Midfielders Josh McEachran and Bertrand Traore are currently on loan at Vitesse, as well as Brazilian wing-back Wallace.
The Blues reportedly see the links as a way to combat strict work permit regulations set to take effect in May.
Jose Mourinho’s side need just five points from five games to win the Premier League title, and if achieved it will be Chelsea’s fourth league triumph under the ownership of Abramovich.