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Djilobodji has played just one minute for Chelsea since signing last summer.

Papy Djilobodji set to end Chelsea nightmare with loan move to Werder Bremen

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Perhaps the strangest transfer to come from last summer's window was Chelsea's signing of Papy Djilobodji on Transfer Deadline Day.

The Senegal international joined the Blues for a fee of £2.7million from French side Nantes but has failed to feature in any Premier League game this season.

However, his so-far short stay in the English capital could soon come to an end, with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen close to landing him on loan.

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According to Sky Sports, the club's chief executive, Thomas Eichin, told German outlet Bild: "We are in negotiations."

Djilobodji’s sole appearance in a Chelsea shirt came as a late substitute against Walsall in the Capital One Cup in September, playing just one minute.

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Neither former manager Jose Mourinho nor interim boss Guus Hiddink have been impressed with the defender’s qualities, the Senegalese regarded as fourth choice centre-back at Stamford Bridge.

His failure to impress was perhaps inevitable given that he wasn't Chelsea's primary summer target, nor their ideal backup, and was instead brought in as a panic buy following the Blues' failed pursuit of Everton star John Stones.

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Marseille, Stuttgart and Espanyol are also reportedly interested, but it seems Viktor Skrypnyk's Bremen will win the race to land the 27-year-old.

Djilobodji still has three-and-a-half years remaining on his current deal with the Premier League champions, though it's unlikely he'll see half of that contract, let alone the full four years.

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