Chelsea reject Celta Vigo move for €5m Nigerian defender

Kenneth Omeruo
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

Chelsea have rejected an offer from Celta Vigo for Kenneth Omeruo according to Nigerian newspaper Today.

The report claims that the La Liga outfit made a last ditch move for the Nigerian international but that the Blues turned down the deal due to having already reached an agreement to loan the defender out to Besiktas.

Today also revealed that Chelsea wanted €5 million from Kasimpasa who wanted to sign the 22-year-old defender after a successful loan stint at the club last season.

The Istanbul minnows were unable to match the Blues asking price and subsequently pulled out of the deal.

Besiktas have completed the transfer of Omeruo on a one year loan a source close to the Istanbul giants told

Omeruo has already settled into life in Istanbul having enjoyed a season at Kasimpasa. The 22-year-old will only have to move a short distance up the Sea of Marmara to the Bosphorus from the Istanbul minnows to Besiktas.

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