Chelsea are set to offload Tomas Kalas to Bristol City this summer, according to a report by Football Insider.
It is understood Chelsea will allow Kalas to depart the club on a permanent deal worth between £2.5million and £3million.
The long-serving defender had spent the whole of last season with the Championship outfit and had been relatively successful in his time at Ashton Gate.
The Czech Republic international made 41 appearances across all competitions for Bristol City and was a prominent member of the side that once looked as though they could be challenging for a playoff spot.
However, it is rather a shock to hear that the Blues were primed to cash in on the player they have had on their books for nine years.
Kalas joined Chelsea back in 2010 as a 17-year-old and managed to make just four senior appearances for the Premier League outfit, spending a major part of his career out on loan.
The Czech enforcer spent time at Middlesbrough, Fulham and Vitesse Arnhem in Holland but was never near a breakthrough at Stamford Bridge.
Certainly, it would have been hard to see him achieve that in the future as well as the Blues already have loads of centre-backs available to choose from.
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