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Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham has today joined Championship side Aston Villa on a season-long loan, both clubs have confirmed.

The 20-year-old, who earned two international caps with England in the 2017/18 campaign, scored 26 goals on loan at Bristol City and was named the club’s Player of the Year.

He told Aston Villa’s official website: “Aston Villa are a big club that belongs in the Premier League and I’m here to help them achieve that. 

“At this stage of my career, I need games and this is a great place for me to come and showcase my talent. I can’t wait to get started.”

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Izzy Brown has joined Leeds United on season-long loan from Chelsea, as the Championship side confirmed  via official statement.

The 21-year-old, who’s currently recovering from a serious knee injury, was crucial for Huddersfield Town in getting the promotion to Premier League back in 2016/17 season.

Brown said: “The decision was easy. I can’t wait to see what this season brings us, it’s going to be a good one”.

The Chelsea youngster then reunites with Jamal Blackman and Lewis Baker, who have been both loaned to Marcelo Bielsa’s side earlier this summer. Leeds United are currently enjoying an impressive start to the season after getting 13 points from 5 games so far.

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Bristol City have confirmed the signing of defender Tomas Kalas on a season-long loan from Chelsea. 

The Czech international has enjoyed two successful loan spells at Middlesbrough and Fulham before joining the Championiship side today.

Alas told Bristol City’s official website: “It would be nice to keep on going that way and at least get into the play-offs with Bristol City and to try and get promoted,”

“I’m very excited to get my situation sorted and join a club that is willing to play football. When I was at Fulham we met teams like Bristol City so I am glad that I am joining a club who want to play football and not just kick long balls.”

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Mason Mount will be spending the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Derby County and will be managed by former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard alongside with former Blues’ Youth Team coach Jody Morris.

The 19-year-old, who spent last season on loan in Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem, told Derby County’s official website: “Being at Chelsea and playing in midfield, I’ve looked up to Frank Lampard throughout my life and career.

“He’s been a big role model for me and I’ve worked with Jody before, he was a great player so I have a great relationship with them both and I’m looking forward to working with them. It was a big pull, but the club overall is a massive pull. The fans, there is always a massive following at every game”. 

“The club is huge and I want to take them into the Premier League, that’s where they belong. It’s a lovely training ground and I played at the stadium a couple of years ago for Chelsea, so it’s a great set-up.”

He’s been also interviewed on Chelsea’s official website and wrote on Instagram: “Very excited to start a new chapter in my career, to join such a big club with great fans and history”.

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Chelsea defender Todd Kane has been loaned to Championship side Hull City, both clubs have just confirmed the deal.

The 24-year-old told the Tigers’ official website: “I feel privileged to have been given this opportunity at a great club.

“I can’t wait to get playing after speaking to the Head Coach here. He’s told me that this is a young, energetic group of players and I’m looking forward to working in this environment.”

 

Kane has previously spent a number of seasons on loan with Blackburn Rovers, Nottingham Forest and most recently Oxford United.

 

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Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman has today joined Championship side Leeds United on a season-long loan, both clubs have confirmed via their official websites.

The 24-year-old, who spent last season at Sheffield United, will spend a second loan spell in the Yorkshire.

Blackman kept 9 clean sheets last term picking up 33 appearances with his former club.

He told Leeds United’s official website: “I’m looking forward to starting this new season it’s going to be a really good season. I’ve been speaking with the manager and the staff, then coming up from Chelsea looked a good step for me to be in the right direction.

Obviously I have to try to push as much as possible to be close to the first team. Leeds are such a big club where to show what you can do on the bigger stages”.

Blackman joins Chelsea loanee Lewis Baker at Elland Road ahead of 2018/19 campaign.

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Chelsea 23-year-old midfielder has today completed his move to Elland Road as he put the pen to paper on a season-long deal with Championship side Leeds United.

An official statement read: “Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of Lewis Baker from Premier League side Chelsea. The midfielder has joined Leeds on a season-long loan deal and becomes the club’s first arrival of the summer transfer window”.

Baker, who joined Chelsea in 2005, spent 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons on loan with Vitesse Arnhem and Middlesbrough respectively.

Newly-appointed manager Marcelo Bielsa will help Lewis Baker in his development.

The Chelsea loanee told Leeds’ official website: “I was on holiday and I was ready to come back. They came up and showed over the plan, this is a massive club with amazing history. This sounds like a great opportunity for me”.  

“I saw the plan they prepared for this season, bringing in a massive manager and director of football. He has got a good aspiration for the season, he managed some of the best players in the world. We definitely want to challenge and think on promotion”.

 

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Today Championship’s side Wigan Athletic have announced the signing of Chelsea youngester Reece James on a season-long loan.

The Blues full-back helped Chelsea to lift last season’s Fa Youth Cup and he will now play for the first time on loan away from Chelsea.

We are delighted to get Reece to Wigan for his first loan away from Chelsea.” Wigan’s manager Paul Cook told the club’s official website.

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