Chelsea have confirmed they have agreed a deal with Premier League side Aston Villa to sign England U21 midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka.
Chukwuemeka, England U-21 star, played 19 games for Steven Gerrard’s side after making his first-team debut at the end of the 2020-21 season.
He made 11 Premier League appearances for Aston Villa last season and the Blues deal for the youngster is believed to be worth an initial £15m.
A statement from Chelsea read: “Aston Villa and Chelsea can confirm that the clubs have reached an agreement for the permanent transfer of Carney Chukwuemeka.
“The 18-year-old has been given permission to travel to London to discuss both personal terms and undergo a medical.”