Chelsea have announced on Twitter that talented midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has completed a season-long loan move to Italian outfit Napoli.
The 20-year-old, who starred on loan at Championship outfit Reading in the latter stages of the 2014/15 campaign, will now be hoping to feature on a regular basis in Serie A, as he goes about proving his credentials on the first-team scene.
Chalobah is highly rated in the game, so will no doubt be hoping to return to Stamford Bridge a better player next summer.
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The west London outfit now have as many as 33 players out on loan, with the Independent claiming almost £100 million worth of talent are starring on a temporary basis away from west London.
Jose Mourinho and Co. will no doubt be hoping to see the current crop of players at the club step up sooner rather than later after a dismal start to the season.
33 is crazy
Let's be honest, having as many as 33 players out on loan really is quite ridiculous. How many of these players are really going to push on over the coming years and force their way into the first-team?
Of course, especially for the big clubs, the loan market is a great one to hand players the platform to play week in, week out on the first-team scene, but you have to feel that Chelsea are making a mockery of the system.
Don't get me wrong, the Chalobah loan deal actually appears to be a good one for all involved, but there have certainly been some questionable deals over the last couple of months.
Chelsea fans: What do you make of your club's strategy on the transfer scene? Have your say below!