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Chelsea roundup: Nathan Ake joins Reading on loan

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Reading have completed the signing of Chelsea defender Nathan Ake on an initial one month loan deal, reports BBC Sport. 

The versatile youngster, who has featured for the Blues first-team on four occasions this term, looks set for a bright future in the game after extending his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit at the end of last season. 

However, as he goes in search of securing first-team football, he will now ply his trade for Championship outfit Reading, and Royals boss Steve Clarke is certainly pleased with the signing, as he stated: "I'm delighted to add a player of Nathan's quality to our first team squad at this important time of the season.

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"He has been a fixture in Chelsea's first team squad this season and we are grateful that Chelsea have allowed him to join us here at Reading to get some competitive minutes on the pitch.

"He is a very talented player who I have been aware of for some time and I look forward to working with Nathan in the coming weeks."

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Ake, then, will no doubt play a key role for Reading as they go in search of climbing up the Championship table, however he will be unable to play in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal as he previously starred in the competition for the Blues. 

Terry: I'm not ready to quit 

Chelsea captain John Terry has insisted that he's ready to continue at Stamford Bridge for some time yet.

The former England international has admitted that he failed to sleep after his side were knocked out of the Champions League at the hands of PSG, but it's made him even more determined to succeed at the club. 

Speaking to The Sun, the Blues ace said: "I didn't sleep a wink all night — but you know it would be horrible if I did.

"If I got home and went to sleep, for me something would be telling me, 'You know what? Time's up'. If you're not caring, something's gone.

Schneiderlin angry with Fabregas 

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has hit out at Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas, claiming that he's a wind-up merchant. 

As reported by Goal.com, Schneiderlin, who has enjoyed a fine season at Southampton, has suggested that the Spanish international wouldn't stop putting in 'small hits' when the two clubs met each other in the Premier League earlier this month. 

"I was angry with Cesc Fabregas because he wouldn't stop talking, putting in small hits. It made me lose my composure and, in a move, I forgot that I already had a warning."

Chelsea fans: Does Ake have a long term future at your club? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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