Report: Club think Chelsea have made an offer for their 'outstanding' player which is just too good to turn down

Reports suggest that Aston Villa felt that Chelsea’s bid for Carney Chukwuemeka was too good to turn down.

According to The Telegraph, Steven Gerrard’s side were offering to make him the highest paid teenager in the country, however his preference to leave the club saw them search for the best offer out there.

The deal came out of nowhere for the Blues to sign him, with it evading the normal transfer sources that release information early in negotiations.

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However, it has been claimed that Thomas Tuchel was keen to bring the 18-year-old into the club, with him believing he is ready to compete for first team minutes this season.

The business to complete the Chukwuemeka was likely hidden by the club’s high-profile transfer negotiations, with them currently very close to confirming the big-money signing of Marc Cucurella.

Villa couldn’t turn down Chelsea’s Chukwuemeka bid

Villa were particularly hesitant to let the teenager leaving the club, with Paul Merson describing him as ‘outstanding’ following a Premier League appearance last season.

However, The Telegraph have claimed the offer the Blues made was too good to turn down, accepting their fate as opposed to losing him on a free.

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The deal should excite Chelsea fans, with them seeing that the new owners have an eye towards the future, as well as looking at securing big names to help them grow in the current day.

The signing of Chukwuemeka has already completed the long-awaited coup of Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire, with the heavily-rated goalkeeper returning to the MLS to complete the current season.

They are also currently looking to secure a deal for Italian Cesare Casadei, with the teenager yet to appear for Inter Milan. If they can make it a hat-trick of young signings, it is sure to be seen as a fantastic summer for the club.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.