Academy player loan news

Todd Kane has joined Oxford United on loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old Chelsea Academy product spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Groningen in the Dutch Eredivisie, where he made 12 appearances.

At Chelsea, Kane has won the FA Youth Cup and the national Under-21 league title. Oxford are currently 12th in League One.

Meanwhile, Charlie Colkett has returned from his loan spell at Vitesse Arnhem. The midfielder made 11 appearances, including three in the Europa League, during an injury-affected spell with the Dutch club.

Two members of our development squad have today left the club permanently. Miro Muheim, who was part of the 2015/16 UEFA Youth League-winning squad, is returning to his native Switzerland. The attacking player is joining St Gallen.

Sweden youth international defender Ali Suljic, another member of that UEFA Youth League team, is being released.

Chelsea thanks Miro and Ali for their service to the club and wishes them well for the future.