Chelsea have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Aston Villa over a transfer of Carney Chukwuemeka.
The talented midfielder entered the final year of his contract and was of interest to plenty of top clubs in the UK and abroad.
Reliable journalist Nizaar Kinsella reports that Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, AC Milan and Barcelona were after his signature.
Chelsea have done extremely well to keep the negotiations with Villa under wraps, so the announcement came as a big surprise.
Now the Blues have to agree personal terms with the 18-year-old.