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Chelsea confirm surprise third summer transfer as exciting Carney Chukwuemeka deal agreed

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Chelsea have confirmed that they have reached an agreement for the transfer of the highly-rated Aston Villa midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka. It is a major coup for the Blues, who continue to sweep up someof the England’s top talent this summer. 

The 18-year-old’s Villa contract was due to exire in 12 months and talks over renewed terms had stalled. Head coach Steven Gerrard has limited Chukwuemeka’s opportunities since it became apparent that he might not sign a fresh deal. 

Chukwuemeka has since been linked with almost all of Europe’s top clubs. Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona had all expressed an interest in signing the U19 European Championship-winning captain. 

“Aston Villa and Chelsea can confirm that the clubs have reached an agreement for the permanent transfer of Carney Chukwuemeka,” a Chelsea statement read. 

“The 18-year-old has been given permission to travel to London to discuss both personal terms and undergo a medical.”

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