Chelsea confirm Hector loan deal

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Chelsea have confirmed that defender Michael Hector is joining Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan.

The German club initially expressed an interest in another Blues centre-back, Matt Miazga, but before agreeing a deal for Hector.

The 24-year-old was a surprise signing from Reading a year ago and was loaned back to the Championship club for the rest of last season.

He has not made a competitive first-team appearance for Chelsea but did feature during their recent pre-season campaign.