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Fulham rejected the chance to sign Chelsea defender

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Sky Bet Championship outfit Fulham turned down the chance to sign Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji earlier in the summer, reports the Telegraph.

Symons' side turned down the chance to sign Papy Djilobodji

Symons’ side turned down the chance to sign Papy Djilobodji

The 26-year-old defender, who is also able to play as a defensive midfielder, was almost on his way to Craven Cottage until the London club turned down the chance to sign the Senegalese man.

However, in a shock turn of events, the defender signed for Premier League champions Chelsea from Nantes towards the end of the summer transfer window. It was a transfer that not many Chelsea fans understood due to their high expectations when it comes to incoming players.

Perhaps more controversially, Jose Mourinho has stated that it wasn’t his decision to sign the player¬†and the high profile boss has left the defender out of Chelsea’s Champions League squad.

First team football would have been more likely to be found at Fulham for the Senegalese, as he finds himself far down Mourinho’s pecking order at Chelsea.

Whether or not he will be loaned out the gain first-team experience remains to be seen, but what is clear is that Chelsea have gained a player that a Championship club didn’t want in their ranks. That seems a shock considering the quality Chelsea have at their disposal.

Chelsea also caused a shock by signing Reading’s Michael Hector towards the end of the summer transfer window, but the ex-Reading star was loaned straight back to the Championship club.

Fulham fans…… Are you disappointed that your club didn’t sign Djilobodji? Let us know in the comments below!


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