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Sunderland sign Chelsea defender in £8m deal

Djilobodji has joined Sunderland. Credit: PA

Sunderland manager David Moyes has made Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji his first signing in an £8million transfer.

The Senegal international, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, has signed a four-year contract at the Stadium of Light.

The 27-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Werder Bremen, helping them to Bundesliga safety with an 88th-minute winner against Eintracht Frankfurt on the final day of the campaign.

Djilobodji began his career in Senegal with ASC Saloum before joining French club US Senart-Moissy in October 2009.

He joined Nantes in 2010 and went on to make 171 appearances, scoring nine goals across five years.

Djilobodji joined Chelsea last summer for a reported £2.7m, but his only appearance came as an 89th-minute substitute in a 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Walsall.

Bristol City bring in Chelsea youngster on loan

Tammy Abraham will spend a season in the Championship. Credit: PA

Championship side Bristol City have signed teenage striker Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Abraham, who has made two first-team appearances for Chelsea, will wear the No.9 shirt and is available to face Wigan this weekend.

Tammy is a top class player who I believe has a very bright future in the game.

We’re delighted that all of the club’s hard work has paid off. He’s one we’ve been chasing for a long time and we’ve remained patient to get this deal over the line in time for the new season.

We’re very grateful to Chelsea and (manager) Antonio Conte for allowing one of England’s bright young talents to join us and we’re now able to give him the chance to showcase himself in the Championship.

– Bristol City manager Lee Johnson


Chelsea winger joins Roma on permanent deal

Mohamed Salah has joined Roma permanently. Credit: PA

Mohamed Salah has joined Roma from Chelsea on a permanent deal, the Premier League club have announced.

The Egypt winger spent last season on loan at the Serie A club and the Blues confirmed that a deal has been struck to allow him to remain in the Italian capital.

Salah joined Chelsea in January 2014 - after impressing against them with Basle - but failed to pin down a permanent place before he was loaned out to Fiorentina and then Roma.

The 24-year-old becomes the second player to leave Stamford Bridge in the past two days after Baba Rahman joined Schalke on a season-long loan.

Chelsea defender Rahman joins Schalke on loan

Rahman has joined Schalke for the season. Credit: PA

Chelsea defender Baba Rahman has joined German side Schalke on a season-long loan.

Rahman spent three years in Germany prior to joining Chelsea last summer from Augsburg and the Ghana international made 23 appearances in all competitions for the Blues during the 2015/16 campaign.

Fabregas sorry for red card challenge against Liverpool

Cesc Faregas saw red. Credit: Reuters

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas apologised to Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan for the tackle that saw the Spaniard sent off, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.

The former Barcelona man was dismissed in the friendly for a reckless challenge on the Estonian in a game Chelsea went on to win 1-0.

It's a red card. He (Fabregas) came by us in the dressing room and said sorry.

He came too late in the challenge, of course. Sometimes in life if you are too late you get a red card, especially in football.

– Jurgen Klopp

Fabregas sent off as Chelsea beat Liverpool

Chelsea had Cesc Fabregas sent off as they beat Liverpool 1-0 in their International Champions Cup clash in Los Angeles.

The midfielder was dismissed with 20 minutes remaining at the Rose Bowl Stadium for a late challenge on the Reds' new signing Ragnar Klavan.

Gary Cahill got the only goal of the game in the 10th minute, heading in a Fabregas corner.

Cesc Fabregas was sent off for his foul on Ragnar Klavan. Credit: Reuters

The England defender was also booked in the clash of the Premier League rivals, with Liverpool's Alberto Moreno, Ovie Ejaria, Marko Grujic, Dejan Lovren and Kevin Stewart also receiving yellow cards.

As well as Kavlan, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gave starts to fellow recent arrivals Sadio Mane and Loris Karius in a match which was watched by more than 53,000 in California.

The closest his team came to a goal was in the 35th minute, when Roberto Firmino's effort was ruled out for offside.

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