Chelsea transfer news: Blues to offload defender after just one minute of first team action
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Chelsea will listen to offers for flop defender Papy Djilobodji in the January transfer window, Football Insider sources understand.
Jose Mourinho is ready to offload the centre-back after just one minute of first-team action.
Djilobodji joined Chelsea from Nantes on deadline day in the summer for £3.5million but has hardly had a look in despite the team’s wretched run of form.
He was not included in Mourinho’s Champions League squad and has only been named in Chelsea’s matchday squad on two occasions, both in the League Cup.
The Senegal international, 26, came off the bench for the final minute of the team’s 4-1 win over Walsall on 23 September but has not subsequently figured.
Djilobodji is behind John Terry, Gary Cahill, Kurt Zouma and Branislav Ivanovic in the pecking order for centre-back places at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho revealed in September that it was not his choice to sign the Senegalese centre-back but claimed he had been recommended to Chelsea by the same person who urged them to sign Zouma.