United States defender Matt Miazga has been recalled by Chelsea from his unsuccessful loan spell at French club Nantes and loaned to relegation-threatened English Championship side Reading for the rest of the season.
Chelsea acquired Miazga from Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls in January 2016, but he made just two appearances during the remainder of that season and was loaned to Vitesse in the Netherlands for the remainder of 2016-17 and last season.
Miazga was sent to Nantes in the summer for what had been intended to be a season-long loan.
The 23-year-old started six Ligue 1 matches under coach Miguel Cordoso, but played only one more match after Cordoso was replaced by Vahid Halilhodic. He has made 11 international appearances.
Reading are 22nd of 24 teams in the Championship, three points from safety.