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Romeu apparently passes Valencia medical

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Clive Rose

Nothing particularly exciting to report on the Oriol Romeu front, but things do seem to be drawing to their inevitable conclusion at the Mestalla. The Chelsea defender has apparently passed his medical (well done!) and will be announced as a Valencia player in short order:

This throws another minor wrinkle in the Daniele de Rossi news -- Chelsea's depth in midfield, especially on the defensive side of things, has just taken a major hit, and de Rossi could help answer that should Roma be willing to sell. I don't think Romeu would have been allowed to leave without cover, but the events of last August have given me a lingering distrust of what we'll do in midfield.

Anyway, now we just sit tight and wait for official confirmation.