Chelsea have a decision to make on the future of goalkeeper Nathan Baxter over the coming months.

The young stopper is set to return to Stamford Bridge this summer from his loan spell at Ross County, his fifth stint away from London.

Baxter, who is 21 years old, made 14 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish Premiership side this term having spent a lot of the campaign on the side lines with injury.

He still has three years left on his deal at Chelsea and they will need to decide what to do with him next season. Keeping him is a possibility but he needs to be playing senior football again for his development.

Baxter is a product of the Blues’ academy and joined the club at the age of eight before rising up through the youth ranks. Before his move to Ross County last year, he had previously had loan spells at Metropolitan Police, Solihull Moors, Woking and Yeovil Town.

Frank Lampard’s side could decide to loan him back to Scotland. He may want a second crack at football above the border after a disrupted year at Ross County. Would they be interested in re-signing him?

The Blues may aim to loan Baxter out to a club in the English football league. Many clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two will need a goalkeeper this summer and he would be ideal for a side needing competition for a number one spot.

Another potential destination for the young ‘keeper would be abroad, as Chelsea may look to use their contacts overseas to get him some first-team experience in a different culture.