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Thursday 19 January 2017

Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji joins Werder Bremen on loan

Published 21/01/2016 | 13:41

Papy Djilobodji has joined Werder Bremen on loan
Papy Djilobodji has joined Werder Bremen on loan

Werder Bremen have signed Papy Djilobodji on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season.

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The 27-year-old joined the Blues from French club Nantes in the summer but managed only one minute of action for the Premier League champions.

Djilobodji's signing was confirmed by Bremen - who finished the first half of the Bundesliga campaign in 16th position out of 18 - on Thursday afternoon.

Former Blues boss Jose Mourinho admitted the Senegal defender was signed on a recommendation. But despite Chelsea's defensive lapses this season, neither Mourinho nor his successor Guus Hiddink, the caretaker boss, opted to field Djilobodji in a Premier League game.

He becomes the 32nd Chelsea player to have been on loan at some stage this season.

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