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Exclusive: Chelsea’s stance on Tomas Kalas should give Bristol City hope of completing signing



The summer transfer window has been a quiet one so far at Bristol City but that surely won’t be the case for the entirety of the market for the Ashton Gate club.

Perhaps most of all, fans would like to see a return from Tomas Kalas to the Robins for next season after a successful loan spell there in 2018/19, and the signs from Chelsea suggest they’re open to letting him go.

A source close to the Premier League side told Football League World exclusively that the Blues want to try and shift the centre-half on a permanent basis this summer.

The Blues are eager to reduce the size of their loan group and with Kalas over the age of 21 and a non-home-grown player, he could be one of the first to be moved on in this window.

The Robins are admirers of the centre-half and are targeting a deal and this news could come as a boost to their chances of completing a signing.

An option-to-buy clause was placed in the loan deal with the Robins by Chelsea with a set fee agreed – though that figure has not been made public.

With owner Steve Lansdown recently putting in a fresh £10m worth of investment to help with FFP, they also have an extra bit of money to play with now for potential transfers and, indeed, to potentially secure Kalas’ signature.

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