Blues confirm Boulahrouz exit

Dutch defender heads back to Germany

Boulahrouz: On the move

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Chelsea have reached an agreement with Stuttgart regarding the sale of Khalid Boulahrouz.

The Dutch defender endured a disappointing two-year spell with the Blues, failing to establish himself as a regular member of the first-team squad.

He spent the whole of last season on loan at Primera Liga side Sevilla, but again failed to impress.

However, a number of eye-catching displays at Euro 2008 saw him thrust back into the limelight and he is thought to have cost his new German employers around £4million.

The 26-year-old has previously enjoyed considerable success in the Bundesliga during his time at Hamburg and will be hoping to recapture that form on his return.

A statement on Chelsea's official website read: "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."