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Chelsea defender set for medical on Tuesday ahead of loan move to Turkey

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This one fell through the cracks on Monday with all the other drama about other Blues defenders (of both the Chelsea and Everton variety), but once promising Kenneth Omeruo looks set to continue his career in Turkey next season, initially on loan, then maybe permanently.

BBC Sport understands Omeruo will have his medical at Kasimpasa on Tuesday before signing a deal, which includes an option for the Turkish club to buy him at the end of the loan.

-source: BBC

Kasimpasa are one of the smaller teams based in Istanbul, but, backed by Turkish billionaire and soda ash magnate Turgay Ciner, have recently begun their climb up the football ladder.  Ten seasons ago they were just getting promoted from the fourth tier.

Ex-Manchester City goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson has played there since 2012, Ryan Babel since 2013, and Eren Derdiyok since last summer.  Babel was just sold on to Al-Ain a few weeks ago, but Derdiyok's ready to put his recent injury issues behind him, which limited him to just seven appearances in his debut season.  Adding Omeruo to this ambitious mix seems like a decent plan.

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