Dewsbury-Hall's 'strange summer'

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Enzo Marseca
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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has had a strange summer. The 25-year-old has gone from being the star player in Leicester City's Championship title-winning team that earned Premier League promotion to being sold.

The Premier League's profit and sustainability rules have forced the Foxes' hand, despite Dewsbury-Hall being happy to remain at his boyhood club.

Brighton tried in January and during the summer to sign Dewsbury-Hall but a quick reunion with his former manager Enzo Maresca at Chelsea proved too difficult to turn down.

But that is not to say signing Dewsbury-Hall was the Italian's decision.

Sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart believed he would be a good addition to the Blues' midfield options, providing perhaps more goal threat than the likes of Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez, Conor Gallagher and Romeo Lavia.

Gallagher's future also remains in some doubt, with less than a year left to run on his current contract and no sign of a renewal in the near future.