Chelsea have agreed to a loan deal for Khalid Boulahrouz to join Sevilla for one year.

The 25-year-old Holland defender was brought to Stamford Bridge last summer for around £7million from Hamburg but has been out of favour and made just four appearances after the turn of the year.

While Chelsea´s squad travelled to America at the start of the week as they step up their pre-season preparations, Boulahrouz stayed behind while negotiations continued with the La Liga club who have won the UEFA Cup in the past two years.

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