Chelsea defender left out of pre-season Austria squad ahead of transfer

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Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa (L) and Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo play the ball during a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN
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Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has been left out of the pre-season squad that has travelled to Austria according to the official club website.

Omeruo had been training with the squad at the Cobham training grounds but has not been included in the travelling squad as he is expected to join Turkish champions Besiktas over the next few days.

A source close to the player told Turkish-Football that Besiktas have struck a deal with Chelsea to sign Omeruo on a season-long loan deal.

The Istanbul giants have agreed a release clause in the contract and will have the option to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent basis.

The Istanbul giants are expected to cover his €1.1 million salary over the course of next season.

Omeruo did of course spend last season out on loan for Super Lig outfit Kasimpasa so he is familiar with the country.

Travelling Chelsea squad in full:

Begovic

Ivanovic

Oscar

Mikel

Kenedy

Remy

Diego Costa

Matic

Miazga

Willian

Loftus-Cheek

Terry

Blackman

Baba

Traore

Moses

Hector

Aina

Djilobdji

Atsu

Chalobah

Delac

Cuevas

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