Romeu linked to La Liga return
Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu looks likely to return to Spain this summer, according to various reports in his homeland.
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Marca suggests it is Real Betis who will sign the former Barcelona youth-teamer, AS expects him to be used by Jose Mourinho as part-exchange for Sevilla’s French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, who is believed to be high on the Chelsea manager’s wish-list. And with a deal already struck between the Londoners and Sevilla for the loan of Marko Marin, the Ramón Sanchéz Pizjúan may well be Romeu’s more likely destination.
The defensive midfielder enjoyed a good run in Chelsea’s first-team under Andre Villas Boas, representing the Blues on 22 occasions during his first six months at Stamford Bridge. But changes in the dugout and a torn cruciate knee ligament, which has kept him on the sidelines since early December, meant that the Spaniard was limited to just nine appearances last season.