Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Aston Villa teenager Carney Chukwuemeka for 20 Million pounds.
The 18 year-old midfielder was left out of Villa’s pre-season tour to Australia after refusing to sign a new contract, which expires next summer.
Chukwuemeka, who starred for England in their Under-19 European Championship triumph last month, made 12 English Premier League appearances for Villa last term.
He would become Chelsea’s third signing of the summer.
La Liga giants Barcelona, Serie A champions AC Milan and Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund were all linked with Chukwuemeka.
Chelsea’s deal can be seen as a coup as he is one of the Premier League’s brightest young prospects.