CHELSEA have loaned three youngsters to Swindon Town.
Charlie Colkett, Islam Feruz and Fankaty Dabo have all joined the League One club until the end of the season.
Colkett spent the first half of the campaign with Bristol Rovers.
The midfielder made 17 appearances for the League One side, scoring three goals, but he was recalled earlier this month.
Feruz spent the first part of this season in Belgium with Royal Mouscron.
And the striker made eight appearances before his loan was canceled.
Meanwhile Dabo, who has been a regular for Chelsea’s Under-21’s over the last two years, was expected to be loaned to Vitesse Arnhem this month
But the 21-year-old will now move to Swindon along with his Chelsea youth team-mates.
The deals are subject to EFL approval.
Chelsea have £78m bid accepted – but midfielder rejects transfer to Antonio Conte’s side
Chelsea had a £78 million offer for James Rodriguez accepted by Real Madrid but the Colombian has turned down the chance to join Antonio Conte’s side, according to reports.
Confidencial Colombia claim that the 25-year-old was promised an increase on his £10.4m-a-year salary by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
The report also claims that Rodriguez was given the opportunity by Madrid’s hierarchy to decide whether he wanted to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu this month.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been one of the driving forces behind Rodriguez’s decision to stay at Madrid by advising the midfielder to fight for his place.
Last week, Rodriguez confirmed that he was staying at Madrid following the 3-0 victory over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey.
In December, Rodriguez fuelled speculation surrounding his move to the Premier League after he was spotted at the British embassy in Bogota.
Chelsea handed huge boost in race for £34m rated Everton target
Serie A side Atalanta have rejected a £15m offer from Everton for midfielder Franck Kessie according to reports from the Guardian.
The Ivory Coast international, who has been a longstanding target for Premier League leaders Chelsea, has made 17 appearances this season bagging seven goals.
The defensive midfielder, who has been compared to his compatriot and Manchester City legend Yaya Toure, has been valued at around £34m by the Italian side.
Atalanta are reportedly desperate to hold on to their man until the end of the season at least, which may suit Antonio Conte’s side, who are happy to wait until the summer to secure a deal.
Toffees boss Ronald Koeman, who has the financial backing of new owner Farhad Moshiri, is supposedly looking for five new additions in the January window, with Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin also seemingly close to a reunion with his former manager.
The 20-year-old is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations.