Chelsea is set to complete transfer of Nantes defender Papy Djilobdji on a permanent deal after failing to secure the services of Everton’s centre back John Stones. It is reported that the deal is worth about £2.8 million.
This was made confirmed by FC Nantes sporting director that the 26-years old star is on his way to Stamford bridge ahead of permanent transfer.
FC Nantes sporting director F.Kita : “#Djilobodji was on the Chelsea shopping list for many weeks. Big acceleration this last days.” #CFC
FC Nantes sporting director F.Kita : “The deal for #Djilobodji to Chelsea is almost completed. Official announcement soon.” #CFC
FC Nantes sporting director F.Kita : “It was a dream for #Djilobodji to play the Champion’s League, now the dream comes true for him.” #CFC
The 26-year old centre back made a total of 183 appearances for the Ligue 1 side last season.
This transfer comes after the EPL defending champions have conceded a total of nine goals in their first four league goals which has left them eight points behind arch rival Manchester City.
Nigerian international Victor Moses who has two years left in his contract is also expected to sign a contract extension with the Blues today before a possible season-long loan to West Ham United.