Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu is ‘on the verge’ of a loan move to RB Leipzig, according to claims from Germany. 

The versatile defensive player is set to depart Stamford Bridge on a temporary basis ahead of the 2019/20 campaign as he goes in search of regular first-team football elsewhere. 

Ampadu displayed signs of quality last season, but a decision has been made for him to go out and earn valuable playing time away from West London.

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Numerous clubs had been in the race to sign the Wales international, but according to Kicker, as cited by German Football Daily via Twitter, RB Leipzig have won the race. 

It is claimed that Julian Nagelsmann’s side are ‘on the verge’ of tying up a loan deal for the former Exeter City man, who will aim to flourish in his first ventures in the Bundesliga. 

Several British players have already moved to Germany and enjoyed success, and Ampadu will hope to be the next on the growing list.

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