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Chelsea midfielder poised to complete 27th Blues loan deal this summer

Nathaniel Chalobah is set to become the 27th Chelsea player to leave Stamford Bridge on loan this summer.

According to the Daily Express, the England Under-21 international is finalising a temporary move to Serie A outfit Napoli, and has arrived in Italy to undergo the remaining formalities of the agreement.

The 20-year-old has been with the Chelsea academy since the age of 10, but is yet to threaten for a position in the senior squad, having spent the last five seasons on loan at Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley and Reading.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is currently ahead of Chalobah in the pecking order, which has left him with little choice but to seek first-team action – once more – away from west London.

He will join the likes of Patrick Bamford, Christian Atsu, Mohamed Salah and Juan Cuadrado in sealing a loan move this summer, and will too surely be analysing whether he really has a future with the reigning English champions.

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