Chelsea in talks to agree defender transfer, announcement in days

Chelsea are currently in talks with Spanish side Leganes over the transfer of Nigerian defender Kenneth Omeruo. The 25-year-old signed for the Blues seven years ago but is yet to play a single game for the London club.

Omeruo spent last season on-loan at Leganes and appeared to have regained his form under the tutelage of former Southampton coach Pellegrino. According to reports from England Leganes are hoping to sign the defender this summer in a deal worth £4.5 million.

The Spanish side had earlier in the summer failed to take up the buyout clause of £6.5 million and wanted to sign the player for a lower fee. It is understood that a number of clubs have also approached Chelsea regarding a transfer for the defender.

Omeruo is keen on leaving the club and had revealed in an interview with The Sun that he was open to leaving in the summer. According to him, his time at Chelsea has not been what he expected and he is keen for a permanent solution to his situation.

“I thought that I would play at Chelsea and make my name.

“But going there and seeing the types of players arrive plus the club have so much money to spend, you have to accept that it might not happen.

Omeruo has embarked on six different loan stints since his arrival at Chelsea and there is a high probability that he would be leaving the club permanently this summer.

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