Round-up: Terry backed by ex-Chelsea man, QPR youngster’s loan move, Chery’s hopes, Bartlett’s new deal
Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair has told West London Sport he believes John Terry will still be a key man for the Blues even they sign John Stones.
Chelsea are looking to sign Everton defender Stones, who has been touted as the long-term replacement for Terry, but Sinclair insists the skipper won’t be moving aside for the foreseeable future.
Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah has finally completed his loan move from Chelsea to Roma.
Chelsea youngster Todd Kane has also moved on loan – he’s joined Dutch club NEC Nijmegen on a season-long deal.
QPR have also sent a youngster out on loan, with teenage defender Niko Hamalainen joining Dagenham & Redbridge for a month, and have signed midfielder Oscar Gobern following his recent trial.
One player who won’t be leaving Rangers for the time being at least is midfielder Leroy Fer, whose agent has confirmed that an injury problem led to the Dutchman’s proposed loan move to Sunderland being scrapped.
Fer could yet line up alongside summer signing Tjronn Chery, who has spoken about his desire to play in the number 10 role at Rangers, as well being a free-kick specialist and wanting to take his career to the “next step”.
Once again there is speculation about Charlie Austin’s future – it’s been claimed that Tottenham want to sign him. Spurs have not shown any interest in the R’s striker.
Fans of both clubs have been discussing Spurs’ supposed interest in Austin on Twitter.
Fulham have injury concerns ahead of their Championship opener at Cardiff on Saturday – Scott Parker is one of five players who will miss the game.
Elsewhere, long-serving manager Gordon Bartlett has signed a new contract at Wealdstone.
And Middlesex face a struggle to qualify for the Royal London One-Day Cup knockout stages after losing to Nottinghamshire at Lord’s.