Chelsea signed Papy Djilobodji from Nantes on transfer deadline day in September but the defender will now join Werder Bremen on loan for the rest of the season, the club has confirmed.
Djilobodji was a £4 million capture on the final day of the summer transfer window, brought in when former Blues manager Jose Mourinho missed out on John Stones from Everton. The 27 year old has only made one appearance for the senior side since, however, when he came on as a late substitute against Walsall in the League Cup.
The defender began his career at Senart-Moissy in France but is now contracted to Chelsea until 2019. The Senegal international will head to Werder Bremen until the end of the season and is hoping to help the Bundesliga club escape their current plight. They sit third from bottom of the German top-tier and just two points from the bottom spot.