Charly Musonda goes AWOL after agreeing contract with Zulte Waregem

Former Chelsea prodigy Charly Musonda has failed to report to training after agreeing to sign a contract with Belgian side Zulte Waregem, with the club admitting they are unsure if he will ever return.

Musonda, now 25, was released by Chelsea earlier this summer, bringing an end to his ten-year stay in west London having made just seven appearances for the Blues.

The winger spent time on loan at Real Betis, Celtic and most recently Vitesse Arnhem before heading back to his native Belgium to go on trial with Zulte Waregem.

Musonda was then offered a contract and insisted he would sign it after returning from dealing with a family matter, but the club have not heard from him since.

Club chief executive Eddie Cordier said: "When will Charly Musonda return to training? I don't know. Will he ever come back? No idea.

"I don't know whether we will pull the plug on him because he hasn't been in since he trained a couple of weeks ago and there has been no contact.

"It's more important that we concentrate on the group of players who are here at the club for pre-season."

Source : 90min