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Official: Chelsea Confirm Departure Of UCL Winner

Chelsea have confirmed the departure of one of their 2020/21 UEFA Champions League winners as Thomas Tuchel continues to trim his squad.

Click through the gallery above to see some first-team players who have left Chelsea recently.

The Blues have confirmed that the fullback Emerson has joined Ligue 1 outfit Olympique Lyon on a season-long loan.

"Emerson Palmieri will spend the remainder of the 2021/22 season in Ligue 1 after completing a loan move to Lyon," a statement from the London club read.

"The 27-year-old defender, who can play at left-back or wing-back, will get his first taste of French football following three-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge."

Lyon have confirmed the loan move will cost €500 000 (R8.9 million), and that there is an option to make the move permanent next season.

Read: Official: Chelsea Confirm Two First-Team Exits

"Olympique Lyonnais announces the arrival on loan of defender and double European Champion (with Italy and Chelsea), Emerson Palmieri, through June 30, 2022," Lyon announced in a statement.

"This loan, for a fee of €500 000, to which could be added a maximum of €500 000 in bonuses, will include a purchase option."

Here are more big transfers that have been announced in recent days: 

UEFA Announce Nominees For Player Of The Year, Messi Snubbed!

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Pogba Linked With R8m-A-Week Contract


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