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Chelsea chief scout De Visser: We've failed in French transfer market

Chelsea chief scout Piet de Visser admits they've floundered in the French transfer market in recent times. De Visser feels Chelsea should have done more working in France.

He said: "I am still sick we never got the best young midfielders out of France. France is producing wonderful players.

"Their midfielders are real gems. I tried so hard to recruit Yohan Cabaye, Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi. We did not succeed. I have known those players from when they were young boys.

"They could now prove to be the best midfielders in the world and guide France to the World Cup."

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