Abdul Rahman Baba could yet earn a new chance at Chelsea.
The Ghana fullback joined Reims in January on-loan to the end of the season after an injury plagued 2018, which involved two loan spells with Schalke.
Baba is now beginning to find some impressive form in France, with Chelsea chiefs rethinking their plans.
A move within the Premier League has been raised as enquiries arrive thanks to Reims' form.
However, with a transfer ban looming, Baba could now be a required player at Chelsea for next season.