Back in March, the Scottish Sun reported that Rangers and Celtic were in the hunt for Tomas Kalas. Back then, it was suggested that the Hoops were in pole position for the £5 million valued player’s signature.

Earlier this month, the Bristol Post reported that the Gers, Hull City, and other unnamed Championship sides had lodged offers for the Chelsea centre-back. However, his most recent loan club, Bristol City, were regarded as frontrunners, with talks between the two parties described as positive.

Kalas made 41 appearances on loan at the Robins last season. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The same report claimed, that the 26-year-old would only decide on his future after the international break.

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That time has now come.

Kalas was on duty for the Czech Republic as they secured back-to-back Euro 2020 Qualifying wins against Bulgaria and Montenegro. However, he was an unused substitute for both fixtures.

On Tuesday, he posted on Instagram to congratulate his teammates, before addressing his future.


He wrote: “Now time to relax and after that back to business and where? Who knows” accompanied by various emojis.


It seems that he’s either as in the dark about his future as the rest of us, or he’s not prepared to reveal his next destination yet and is teasing fans.

One thing that looks near certain, is that he’s finally set to leave Chelsea.

Kalas in Chelsea pre-season training back in 2018. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Bizarrely, despite not making a first-team appearance since May 2014 [Soccerway], he’s the longest-serving player at Stamford Bridge.

Whether he’s the man to beef up Rangers’ defensive resources, though, remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, Rangers fans aren’t happy at reported talks between the club and a Northern Ireland international.

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