Chelsea defender left out Olympic squad, expected to join Turkish champions

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Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has been left out of the Nigerian national team Olympic squad as he has been in talks with the Blues over his future.

Neither Omeruo nor his Chelsea teammate John Obi Mikel will join Nigeria for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Omeruo reportedly wanted to represent his country at the games and has won the African Cup of Nations in the past but was unable to make it.

“Omeruo wanted to play but he has not sorted his contract issue with Chelsea who has gotten a new Coach Antonio Conte,” a source told Goal.

Omeruo who was also left out of the Chelsea pre-season squad is expected to join Besiktas.

A source close to the player told Emre Sarigul that Omeruo is close to joining the Black Eagles on a one-year loan deal with a future buyout clause option.

The Eagles are expected to cover Omeruo’s €1.1 million salary over the course of next season.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman is expected to arrive in London this week to finalise the loan transfer of Omeruo and will be hoping to sign striker Loic Remy as well.

The Istanbul giants have established close ties with the Blues and signed Demba Ba from the London based club back in 2014.

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