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Chelsea capture Djilobodji and Hector's signatures

By Staff Reporter

Chelsea have signed Michael Hector from Reading, where the defender will remain for the season as one of the Premier League champions' 32 loan players.

Hector joined Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji in signing for the Blues on transfer deadline day.

Senegal international Djilobodji will join up with the first-team squad, but 23-year-old Hector will stay at the Madejski Stadium.

Hector is a boyhood Chelsea supporter, a Jamaica international and another defensive reinforcement - but he will not play for Jose Mourinho's side this season.

He made his Reading debut in January 2014, aged 21, and moves for a reported fee of £4m, 10 per cent of the price said to be required to prise John Stones from Everton.

Chelsea made their move for Djilobodji after being rebuffed over Stones. The 26-year-old has signed a four-year contract with Mourinho's side.

He said: "I'm very happy to sign for a big club like Chelsea and I want to do my best to help the team win titles."

Victor Moses, meanwhile, has left Stamford Bridge to join West Ham on loan.

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