Chelsea prospect ‘to go out on loan to the Championship’

Nathaniel Chalobah is set to go out on loan to the Championship, the Daily Mirror report.

Boss Roberto Di Matteo apparently believes the highly-rated Chelsea centre-back, 17, is ready to play first-team football.

The Daily Mail say Barcelona are considering activating the buy-back clause in the contract of Blues midfielder Oriol Romeu. The 20-year-old is also believed to be wanted by Bolton.

Chelsea are still tipped to sign Brazilian prospect Oscar, with The Guardian reporting that the club are confident of completing his £25m signing from Internacional.

The Daily Telegraph suggest the Oscar deal is for £22m – and that Chelsea are planning a fresh bid for Bayer Leverkusen striker André Schürrle, which could lead to the departure of Daniel Sturridge.

Meanwhile, QPR face competition from Liverpool for the signing of Celtic star Ki Sung-Yueng, according to The Sun.

It is claimed that Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is planning to offer £7m for the 23-year-old South Korean in a bid to beat R’s manager Mark Hughes to his signature.

Rubin Kazan, Deportivo La Coruna and a number of German clubs are also said to be interested.

Fulham are reportedly set to beat Everton to the signing of out-of-contract Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega.

The Mirror say Aston Villa and Stoke were also in the frame to sign the Colombian, while The Sun claim Celtic were keen on him.

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