Chelsea’s longest-serving player, Matej Delac, has left Chelsea with no appearances for the Blues but also no regrets, as per Goal.
Delac has been at Chelsea since 2010, transferring from Croatian club Inter Zapresic. When John Terry left the club for Aston Villa, it made Delac the longest-serving player at the club despite having no appearances to his name.
He has been loaned out 10 times to eight different clubs in eight different countries. But now he is leaving permanently on a free transfer to Denmark to club AC Horsens.
Delac has spoken about his leaving Chelsea and how he got interest for being the club’s longest-serving player. He also stated that he said goodbye in the WhatsApp group chat for Chelsea loanees.
Delac said in an interview following the transfer to AC Horsens (via Goal):
It was a good eight years, you can always say that things could have gone better or worse, but I will always say that I am happy with these eight years.
Yes, I said goodbye to the guys in the loan WhatsApp group and they said ‘good luck’. That’s it! This is a great opportunity for me after my time at Chelsea. It was not an easy time, as I’ve not played for the past year.
Club to offer Chelsea target new deal to ward off Blues
Fulham are set to offer Slavisa Jokanovic a new deal to ward off any potential suitors, according to Get West London.
The Serbian has been very impressive since arriving at Craven Cottage, and has taken his Fulham side on an impressive 18 match unbeaten run this season.
Chelsea emerged last month as a shock destination for Jokanovic, who has never tasted Premier League football.
The Serbian was sacked after leading Watford to the Premier League in 2015, having a spell in Israel before returning to the capital with Fulham.
Jokanovic only has 12 months to run on his current deal with Fulham, and the club are set to offer him a new deal to keep him at Craven Cottage and ward off any potential suitors including Chelsea.
Chelsea however look set to appoint Italian Massimiliano Allegri if Antonio Conte departs Stamford Bridge.
The Juventus boss who looks set to depart Turin for Chelsea, with the Italian side looking likely to exit the Champions League.