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FC Köln not losing many sleepless nights over ‘transfer poker’ with Chelsea

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Jonas Hector’s time in the rumor mill has gone almost as quickly as it arrived.

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Jonas Hector-to-Chelsea rumor, we hardly knew ya.

Just 24 hours after reappearing in the Chelsea rumor mill on the back of a Times report, it’s already on its way out, thanks to the reaction to those rumors from Hector’s club 1. FC Köln themselves.

Head coach Peter Stöger revealed that he’s losing a grand total of zero sleepless nights over what Bild are calling a bit of “transfer poker”. We’ve got him right where we want him, boys! Go for the jugular! Re-raise!

“I will not have sleepless nights.”

-Peter Stöger; source: Bild via Metro

Meanwhile, “unimpressed” sporting director Jörg Schmadtke took a more pragmatic view.

“And we want Kurt Zouma from Chelsea, a class central defender. Unfortunately we can not get him.”

-Jörg Schmadtke; source: Express via Google Translate

No, you may not. We do have John Terry available on loan, possibly, would that interest you maybe?

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