Saturday 21 October 2017

Werder Bremen eyeing loan deal for Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji

Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji signed from Nantes in August
Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji signed from Nantes in August

Defender Papy Djilobodji could join Werder Bremen on loan - after playing just one minute for Chelsea.

The 27-year-old defender signed from Nantes in August, but his solitary appearance to date came in the Capital One Cup at Walsall in September, when he was a late substitute.

Werder Bremen chief executive Thomas Eichin told Bild: "We are in negotiations."

Chelsea declined to comment.

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, has fielded Djilobodji in a Premier League game.

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