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Werder Bremen eyeing loan deal for Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji

Published 19/01/2016 | 18:26

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.

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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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