Chelsea have signed Reading defender Michael Hector, but he will spend the remainder of the 2015-16 season at the Madejski Stadium on loan.
The Blues were not always going to be Hector’s destination though, as the IB Times reports that Crystal Palace had a deal prepared for him before Chelsea swooped in for the defender.
The 23-year-old defender was the second player to be signed by the Blues on deadline day.
The Blues also signed Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji on a four-year deal.
Chelsea were not able to reach a deal for Everton defender John Stones, but they made a moderate investment in Baba Rahman before making two more signings.
The Blues had been keen to strengthen in the back third after shipping nine goals in the club’s opening four Premier League matches, however, Djolobodji has not been selected in the Blues’ Champions League squad.
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