Breaking: From Aston Villa, Chelsea sign Nigerian teenager

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Chelsea have confirmed the £20m signing of Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa.

The Blues have seen off competition from Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona to land the midfielder just one day ahead of the new Premier League season.

The 18-year-old had previously rejected a new contract at Villa. 
Manager Steven Gerrard confirmed the 18 year-old was then left out of Villa’s pre-season tour due to his contract situation.

Chukwuemeka made 14 appearances last season but only three of them were starts.

Villa CEO Christian Purslow once described him as ‘probably the best 16 year-old in England’ and he starred for the Young Lions during the summer, helping them win the under-19 Euros and being named in the team of the tournament.