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Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Izzy Brown has re-affirmed his desire to stay at Sheffield Wednesday beyond this season.

The Owls loaned Brown from Chelsea this season, and while the campaign hasn’t quite gone to plan for the Yorkshire outfit, Brown seems to be enjoying his time at Hillsborough, claiming that he’s definitely open to staying at the club.

“100%, I’ve had this conversation with my mum to be fair… I feel like I’m a bit of a northern boy now because I’ve been up here quite a bit. And this club is a perfect fit for me, I love where I live, I know the boys and get on with them. And when the fans are back at Hillsborough it’s an unbelievable club,” Brown said.

“So it’d be great for me to play here permanently, but you never know what people will do. But I’d definitely consider signing permanently here, yeah.”

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Brown’s Chelsea contract is up in the summer, so it seems like a bit of a no-brainer to get this deal over the line. However, the London outfit do hold a two-year extension option on his deal, so he seemingly has no idea about what the future holds for him.

“It’s up at the end of the season, and they’ve got a two-year option I think. Honestly, I have no clue about what’s going on the future. Everything is undecided because of Coronavirus, and everything just depends on how the rest of this season goes.”

On the surface, it would make very little sense for Chelsea to extend Brown’s current deal, after all, he’s nowhere near their first-team and he hasn’t been for quite some time.

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However, Chelsea are very rarely in the business of ever letting a player leave the club for free, even when they’re massively out of favour.

Just look at Lucas Piazon. He left the club permanently after 10 years only last week, and despite not appearing for Chelsea in over seven years, he’d signed numerous new deals since 2017, with the Brazilian accusing Chelsea of telling him he wouldn’t be allowed to go on loan unless he signed these contracts.

It was a similar story for Tomas Kalas who was also signing long-term contracts at Chelsea past the point where it was viable for him to get into the first team.

Brown does have a re-sale value, and Chelsea will want to make something of that, and with the Blues being so keen to hoard talent and milk them for every penny that they’re worth, don’t be surprised if the attacking midfielder’s contract at Stamford Bridge is extended.

Wednesday may yet land Brown, but it may not be as simple as signing him on a free transfer.

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