Chelsea have swooped to sensationally agree a switch with Aston Villa for contract insurgent Carney Chukwuemeka.
The 18-year-old has loved a dream summer season, starring for England Beneath-19s of their European Championship success and scoring twice within the remaining in opposition to Israel.
Chukwuemeka solely had a yr left on his contract at Villa Park and 90min understands he had rejected Villa’s renewal makes an attempt so far. The participant was subsequently unnoticed of the Villans’ pre-season tour to Australia.
The midfielder was needed by a number of golf equipment throughout Europe, however from seemingly out of nowhere, Chelsea confirmed an settlement to signal him on Tuesday afternoon, with sources telling 90min they’ll pay a price of £20m.
A joint assertion between the golf equipment learn: “Aston Villa and Chelsea can verify that the golf equipment have reached an settlement for the everlasting switch of Carney Chukwuemeka.
“The 18-year-old has been given permission to journey to London to debate each private phrases and bear a medical.”
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Chukwuemeka made 15 appearances for Aston Villa throughout two seasons of their first group, although didn’t register a aim in claret and blue.
Chelsea are starting to step up their switch enterprise with a deal set to be introduced for Chicago Hearth’s teenage goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina and Marc Cucurella edging nearer to a transfer to Stamford Bridge.