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Chelsea agree to sell Boulahrouz

Khalid Boulahrouz
Boulahrouz made 23 appearances in the blue of Chelsea

Chelsea have agreed a deal with German side Stuttgart to sell Netherlands defender Khalid Boulahrouz.

The 26-year-old is expected to join the Bundesliga outfit for a fee of around 4m, two years after joining the Blues from Hamburg for 7m.

Stuttgart boss Armin Veh told Bild newspaper: "He is just the man we were lacking. He is one who is not scared of getting involved when needed."

Boulahrouz spent last season on loan at Spanish outfit Sevilla.

He struggled for form and fitness in Spain but impressed in the Netherlands defence during their Euro 2008 campaign in June.

A statement on the Chelsea website said: "We would like to thank Khalid for his contribution while he was with Chelsea FC and would like to wish him luck at his new club."

see also
Boulahrouz ready for Russia game
19 Jun 08 |  Netherlands
Sevilla take Boulahrouz on loan
12 Jul 07 |  Chelsea
Cech signs new Chelsea contract
21 Jul 08 |  Chelsea

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