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Marko Marin leaves Chelsea for Turkish side Trabzonspor

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Chelsea winger Marko Marin is in Turkey to seal a move to Trabzonspor. Although a figure hasn't yet been confirmed, it is rumoured that the Süper Lig side will pay around €2.5 million. According to ESPN, Trabzonspor's sporting director Süleyman Hurma told Turkish TV station Lig TV yesterday that "Marin will arrive in Trabzon tonight and undergo a medical tomorrow before completing his transfer."

The Bosnian-born German international, 26, joined the Blues in 2012 for £6 million from Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen but has spent the majority of his Chelsea career away from Stamford Bridge on various loans.

He agreed a deal to sign for Chelsea in April 2012 on a five-year contract, but the Blues' Champions League success the following month meant they could attract bigger prospects. Eden Hazard and Oscar signed during that summer.

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Double Europa League success

Despite only making 15 appearances in his first season, including just six in the Premier League, Marin helped Chelsea lift the Europa League following a last-gasp 2-1 win over Benfica in Amsterdam. His solitary goal came in a 4-1 win over Wigan in a league match at Stamford Bridge.

The following season he was sent on loan to Sevilla and became a Europa League champion again after the La Liga side beat Benfica on penalties following a 0-0 draw.

Another loan move for Marin the following season so him join Fiorentina but he failed to make a single Serie A appearance and the Viola terminated his loan deal in January of this year.

Marin then moved to Belgium's Anderlecht for the remainder of the 2014-2015 season, playing six times but they decided not to take up the option of a permanent deal following the end of his loan spell.

Too much competition 

Marin was a member of the Germany squad who finished third in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, making two appearances for Joachim Low's side. He hasn't represented his country since.

With Hazard, Oscar, Willian, Victor Moses, Bertrand Traore and new-signing Pedro already competing for a place in Jose Mourinho's side, there is no room for Marin and Chelsea have decided to sell rather than send him out on loan yet again.

Another Chelsea winger who has failed to impress is also on his way out of the club; Juan Cuadrado arrived in Turin last night to undergo a medical ahead of a season-long loan to Serie A champions Juventus.

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