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Chelsea seal Kalas capture

July 7, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Chelsea have completed the signing of defender Tomas Kalas from Czech Republic side Sigma Olomouc.

Carlo Ancelotti
GettyImagesCarlo Ancelotti's Chelsea have signed 17-year-old defender Tomas Kalas.

Kalas, who will return to Sigma on a one-year loan as part of the deal, has signed for a reported fee of £5.2 million, according to The Guardian.

Chelsea academy boss Neil Bath said: "Tomas has signed but will spend the first year on loan at his club, Sigma Olomouc in the Czech Republic.

"He is now going into the Under-18s, and made his first-team debut last season. Very athletic and quick, he is a very good one-on-one defender and comfortable on the ball.

"We feel there is a lot of potential in the player, and we feel at the minute it is the right time to get him, but it would be good for him to stay there and get first-team experience, and we look forward to him joining us next year.

"Obviously we will stay in touch and he will come across here when appropriate. He is a right-sided centre half who can play right back.''