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Chelsea closing in on deal to sign Tunisian star on loan

It has been a very exciting day so far for the Chelsea faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern – and it looks set to get even better before the 11:30pm deadline…

Whilst much of the focus from the Chelsea faithful here in the Tavern has been on the impending arrival of David Luiz – the Blues look set to go under the radar and complete another huge defensive deal.

According to, Antonio Conte’s side are closing in on a move for Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour – with a one-year loan move reportedly tabled by the London side.

The deal will also reportedly include an option to buy at the end of the season.

Abdennour has been at Valencia for the last year, having joined the club on a five-year deal from Monaco last summer.

He made an impressive 24 league appearances for the side last year, but that seemingly isn’t going to prevent the side from loaning him out for the coming season.

The 27-year-old stands at nearly 6ft 2, and whilst he has failed to find a regular home in recent years he has gained a number of plaudits from the La Liga fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern.

The proposed move comes amidst somewhat of a defensive crisis at Stamford Bridge, with Gary Cahill and John Terry currently Chelsea’s only two fully fit central defenders.

The deal for David Luiz is also set to be concluded today, with the Brazilian set to re-join the club that he left in 2014. He could join Abdennour alongside Gary Cahill and John Terry at the heart of Chelsea’s defence.

Our landlord thinks Aymen Abdennour could go under the radar and be a real success at Chelsea this season – though he is much less confident about the future of David Luiz!

Chelsea fans – thoughts? Is Abdennour good enough to play for the Blues? Will he get in the side ahead of Cahill or John Terry – or even David Luiz? 

Let us know below!

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