Defender nears shock Chelsea transfer

Date published: Monday 31st August 2015 2:31

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Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji has travelled to London ahead of a shock £2.7million move to Premier League champions Chelsea.

With the Blues set to miss out on John Stones, Jose Mourinho has sanctioned a move for little-known Nantes defender Djilobodji, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The 26-year-old has been with Nantes since 2010, making 169 Ligue 1 appearances. It is thought the Senegal international will act as a stop-gap until Chelsea renew their interest in Everton defender Stones either in January or next summer.

Djilobodji has travelled to Stamford Bridge ahead of his expected move, and will sign a four-year deal with the Premier League champions.

As well as being an adept centre-half, Djilobodji can also play in central midfield.

Chelsea are also reportedly set to offer winger Victor Moses a long-term contract with the club, with the Nigerian moving to West Ham on loan directly after.

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