Chelsea agree deal for Chukwuemeka and sign Slonina

Chelsea agree deal for Chukwuemeka and sign Slonina

Aston Villa’s Carney Chukwuemeka during the warm up before the match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton April 2, 2022. — Reuters pic

Wednesday, 03 Aug 2022 6:00 AM MYT

LONDON, Aug 3 — Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign English midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa, both Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday.

Chelsea also signed US keeper Gabriel Slonina from MLS side Chicago Fire.

Chukwuemeka has been given permission by Villa to travel to London to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.

The-18-year-oldChukwuemeka made 12 appearances for Villa in the Premier League last season and recently captained the England Under-19 side.

Chukwuemeka was linked in media reports to both Barcelona and AC Milan earlier in the transfer window.

Slonina, 18, will stay at Fire until the end of the year on loan before moving to London on a six-year contract with Chelsea. — Reuters