Hamburg sporting director Frank Arnesen will hold talks with Chelsea defender Jeffrey Bruma about a proposed loan move to the Bundesliga side.
The 19-year-old, who made his first-team debut in the Blues' 5-0 win over Blackburn in 2009, had a spell on loan at Leicester City earlier this year.
And Arnesen - who worked with the Dutch international during his time as sporting director at Stamford Bridge - is eager to sign the youngster for two seasons.
Arnesen told the club's official website: "Jeffrey Bruma is on duty with the Netherlands actually. Afterwards we will meet and talk about it. We will look each other straight in the eye.
"We will decide what is best for Jeffrey Bruma and Hamburger SV."
Hamburg, who will be looking to improve on this season's eighth-placed finish, have already signed another former Chelsea player Michael Mancienne.
Meanwhile, Arnesen has rejected reports Ivory Coast International Guy Demel will be staying on at the club, announcing that the former Arsenal player would be allowed to leave if the offer is right.
The 29-year old is contracted to the club for two more seasons but was heavily criticised for his performance by coach Michael Oenning at the end of 2010/11.
However, Arnesen remains insistent Demel will be given respect while at the Imtech Arena.
Arnesen added: "Guy Demel is under contract with Hamburger SV for six years overall. He deserves to be fully respected.
"This is what I am doing, I respect his wish to come out for another club and learn living at a new club as well. He told me that in a personal talk. Still we are unable to let him leave on a Bosman as he would like to."