In a deal that will see another Chelsea youngster head to Hamburg, it is now Jeffrey Bruma who joins the list of players sent away to Germany, according to ESPN Soccernet.
However, unlike his team-mates who have joined Hamburg on a permanent basis, Bruma will spend two seasons on-loan at the Bundesliga club.
The deal is rumoured to have taken place in order to develop Bruma’s skill under the man who discovered it – Frank Arnesen. Chelsea have also included an option in the contract, which allows them to recall Bruma in the summer of 2012, if the need arises.
The Blues will now hope the young defender can return after two seasons and step into the shoes of club captain John Terry.
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Hilario pens new deal.
Veteran Chelsea goalkeeper Henrique Hilario signed a one year contract extension on Monday, the club has announced. The 35-year-old goalkeeper’s contract was set to run out this summer and Hilario was tipped to be headed for the exit. However, the club has decided to keep him another year, which perhaps is an indication they are not prepared to buy a new goalkeeper this summer.
Last season, Hilario played just the one game for the Blues and that was the Community Shield match against Manchester United at Wembley, in which Chelsea lost 3-1.
The Portuguese goalkeeper will no doubt be looking to end his career at Stamford Bridge on a high and step up his performances this season.
Blues await Hiddink developments.
Chelsea could very well move closer to securing the managerial services of Guus Hiddink by the end of Tuesday. As the Daily Mail reports, Mahmut Ozgener, the president of the Turkish Football Federation and a close ally of Guus Hiddink is set to announce whether or not he will stand for re-election.
His decision could be instrumental in Hiddink’s desire to continue coaching the national team and the Blues are said to be keenly awaiting the developments that arise from the scheduled press conference.
Ozgener has already reportedly threatened to report Chelsea to FIFA if they persuade Hiddink to break his contract. So the Blues will have to meet the release clause imposed on the Dutchman in order to get their manager.
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