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Chelsea’s Michael Hector ‘in talks’ with Sheffield Wednesday — report

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There to stay for good?

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According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea defender Michael Hector is currently discussing terms with Sheffield Wednesday over a transfer just ahead of this week’s deadline.

Hector, who has played for no fewer than 15 different teams while on loan, from both Reading and Chelsea, since 2009, was on loan at Wednesday last season already, helping them to a mid-table finish in the Championship. He finished the season with 37 appearances in the league, and even won the club’s Player of the Year award with 42 per cent of the supporters’ votes.

As he is entering the last year of his contract with Chelsea, and (presumably) with no incentives to renew his ties to the club, he is now apparently open to a definitive exit. In case he fails to reach an agreement with Wednesday, other Championship clubs including Bristol City and Fulham are reportedly ready to offer him a ticket out of the Loan Army — even if he does not appear to have any real problems with continuing that nomadic football lifestyle even at age 27.