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Chelsea transfer news: Winger set for loan move, Mourinho speaks on Manchester City midfielder

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Chelsea winger Marko Marin is set to join Fiorentina this week, according to latest reports.

The Daily Mail claims that the Germany international has agreed terms with the Italian club and will have a medical with them ‘over the next 48 hours’.

The 25-year-old joined the Blues from Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen in the summer of 2012 for a reported transfer fee of €8 million, but has failed to make a significant impact at Stamford Bridge so far.

Marin played on loan for Spanish club Sevilla last season and is now reportedly set for a similar move to Fiorentina, who will have the option to sign him on a permanent basis for a transfer fee of £4.2 million next summer.

One player who has already left Chelsea is Frank Lampard. The 36-year-old midfielder was released after his contract with the Premier League club came to an end in June.

Lampard then signed for New York City FC and has been loaned out to Manchester City until January 2015.

Mourinho has signed a replacement for the legendary midfielder in Cesc Fabregas, recruiting the Spain international from Barcelona for a reported transfer fee of £27m.

‘Frank is the history of the club, history nobody can forget,’ Chelsea’s official website quotes the Portuguese boss as saying. ‘Fabregas is the future; history is history but the future is more important at the moment.

‘My opinion, and the opinion of my players, is that Fabregas is the right player to occupy that central position in midfield’.

Meanwhile, Chelsea could be without Didier Drogba for their opening Premier League game of the season against Burnley away from home a week today.

The former Ivory Coast international striker limped off with an ankle injury less than half an hour into his first start for the Blues during their 2-1 victory over Ferencvaros in a pre-season friendly match on Sunday.

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