Nigerian international and Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo is on the verge of joining Besiktas on a season-long loan.

The 22-year-old was omitted from Chelsea’s weekend trip to Vienna this weekend, all but confirming his imminent move to the Turkish club.

The Nigerian international defender is familiar with Turkish football as he spent last year in Istanbul playing for Super Lig outfit Kasimpasa.

The Istanbul giants are expected to loan Omeruo with a release clause option that will remain active until the end of the season.