Chelsea to hold talks with UEFA Champions League side over defender

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Chelsea’s young ace Kenneth Omeruo has been closely linked with a move to the Turkish Super League champions Besiktas.

A source close to the club has revealed to Eren Sarigul that Besiktas President Fikret Orman has travelled to  London and will hold talks with Chelsea this week.

Per-the-source the Istanbul based club want to negotiate a €700,000 loan fee with a €4 million release clause option included in the deal.

According to BBC African football specialist Oluwashina Okeleji, Besiktas have been in talks with Chelsea for over a month. The reporter also confirmed that talks between the two clubs were ongoing to Eren Sarigul.

“Besiktas are in advanced talks with Chelsea but nothing has been agreed with the player,” Okeleji stated.

The Nigeria international joined Chelsea as a youngster in 2011 but was unable to play for the Blues due to not having a work permit.

Omeruo has enjoyed loan spells in Holland and most recently Turkey where he excelled at Kasimpasa. The 22-year-old is expected to remain in Turkey this season and joined Turkish champions Besiktas on loan where he will be able to gain Champions League experience.

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