Chelsea on Friday confirmed that defender, Henry Lawrence, has left the club to join MK Dons on loan.

Chelsea disclosed this in a statement via its website today.

The statement read, “Academy defender Henry Lawrence will spend a second season in League One, having joined MK Dons on loan.

“The 20-year-old, who has been with Chelsea since the Under-9 age group, was with AFC Wimbledon last season, where he enjoyed a fruitful year, playing 32 games despite missing two months due to injury.

“Lawrence joins goalkeeper Jamie Cumming as Chelsea players at Stadium MK this coming campaign. MK Dons made the League One play-offs last season but missed out on promotion.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea could finalise Jules Kounde’s transfer from Sevilla today, The Times reports.

Thomas Tuchel’s side has been in advanced negotiations with Kounde and Sevilla.

And despite the move nearly being hijacked by Barcelona, Chelsea has withstood the pressure from Spain.

Kounde could now be unveiled by the Premier League giants today in a £55m deal.

EPL: Chelsea confirms deal for Henry, to complete Kounde’s transfer today