DONE DEAL: Breakout Chelsea defender to join Bundesliga club this summer

DONE DEAL: Breakout Chelsea defender to join Bundesliga club this summer


According to German daily ‘Bild’, Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas is to join Bundesliga outfit Cologne on a season long loan next season, with the 21-year-old Czech to become the second Blues centre-back to exit the club this summer.


With David Luiz heading to PSG in a mammoth £50m deal, many assumed Chelsea would go out for a replacement, but with Kallas now heading off to continue his footballing education in Germany, it seems certain that Jose Mourinho will reinforce his defence in the coming months.

Kallas came to the fore last season, putting in a massive performance against Liverpool, helping Chelsea secure a superb 2-0 win at Anfield. It was his senior debut for the club, and he was roundly praised by fans and pundits alike.


After the match, Kallas was thrilled to have finally been given the chance to showcase his defensive talents, and it was thought that he would slowly but surely be given more opportunities to play, but the powers that be at Chelsea have now deemed it necessary for the defender to go out on loan for the 2014/15 season.

Bild report that Cologne’s loan signing of Kallas will be officially announced this week, and have already started discussing how the arrival of the Czech defender will effect current centre backs Dominik Maroh and Kevin Wimmer next season.

Chelsea meanwhile are set to loan French defender Kurt Zouma out for another season, with Jose Mourinho said to be eyeing up Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala, Real Madrid youngster Rafael Varane, and Roma’s Mehdi Benatia.

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  1. I was thinking kallas was going to stay @ cfc next season as understudy 4 jt n cahill,but since he is set to go out 4 loan its still a gud one cuz his too gud a player to b sitting on d bench…we nid MANGALA.

  2. Can someone please explain to me what exactly is our youth policy, why does our manager seem intend on bringing in more older players instead of utilising our young talent. Talent that gets 1 game then moved on. Our Academy is beginning to resemble a white elephant. Someone get JM to start untilising our talented young players more frequency or is it that he considers everyone of them to be talentless. Lan after loan is just pointless.

    • Jose don’t wanna gamble this season, he is out for a silverware to please the fans and shut haters up. The you team will start benefiting from after next season when the deal is done

  3. These are young talents that need to build their talents hence regular playing is a must for them. For this to be achieved, loaning is an ideal thing since they cannot play at Chelsea for now.

  4. a thnk Kalas shud stay @cfc since he has ability to deliver jst like other prominent defenders

  5. I love kallas to remain @ Chelsea so that senior once will know that shirt is not permanent anymore .i like the young boy

  6. To me, What JM did was wrong check all his transfer well since his returning selling crucial player in the team but not given lads to fill the gap! Why him buying ready made player when Chalobah and Kourt Zouma as developed very well @loan last season and don’t forget Omeruo too. Take it or leave it JM is crap and will never give these lads chance to shine. Ruben loftus, Lewis Baker even alex kiwonya, Christesen deceived chance @first team next season but no way the go rot and later sold @useless price! Take matic and scot sinclair as an example

  7. some comments disgust me.! who is the manager.? leave JM do his work and stop assuming u know better.

  8. I also think J.M. should not loan out kalas this season, but the problem is that the owner will not take another trophy-less season lightly. so, until chelsea brings in a manager that will give the youths the chance to show their talents at the expense of his job at least for a season I don’t see our promising young emerging from the youth system, the owner should also give managers job security for them to feel free to try the youths.

  9. Mourinho have to make the deal of fabregas quickly as possible before the world cup, or else, mourinho will lose him

    • We don’t need Fabregas. He is finished. The players Cfc needs are Pogba and DeMaria. These two + Costa + Luis from Atletico and one more forward or Lukaku and silverware would be guaranteed.

  10. by bringing in cesc and diego to chelsea, epl teams should be very very afraid. go ahead JM.

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