Ipswich begin talks to sign Chelsea's Hutchinson

Omari Hutchinson in action for Ipswich Town
[PA Media]

Ipswich Town have opened talks to sign Chelsea winger Omari Hutchinson on a permanent deal.

The 20-year-old is free to leave Stamford Bridge and is keen to return to Portman Road.

Hutchinson got 10 goals and six assists in 44 appearances and built a good relationship with manager Kieran McKenna while achieving promotion from the Championship on loan at Ipswich.

The former Arsenal academy player, who has made two appearances for Chelsea, was considered one of Ipswich's main targets upon achieving promotion to the Premier League.

As first revealed by BBC Sport, Chelsea exercised an option in Hutchinson's deal to extend his contract until 2026 in May, helping to increase their leverage in securing a good fee.

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