Confirmed: Chelsea midfielder leaves Stamford Bridge

Confirmed: Chelsea midfielder leaves Stamford Bridge

Watford have officially announced they have signed Blues midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on a five-year deal until June 2022.

The 22-year-old spent the 2012/13 season out on loan with Watford and has now made the decision to leave Chelsea on a permanent basis as he seeks regular playing time.

Chalobah has played 97 times for England at different youth levels and played in the Under-21s’ run to the semi-final of the European Championships in Poland last month.

Chelsea were at first keen for Chalobah to sign a new long-term deal ahead of the upcoming campaign, however, the central midfielder turned down their attempts to force through a move to Watford for an initial £5m fee.

Watford manager Marco Silva has made a pledge to sign more young English players having already brought Derby midfielder Will Hughes this summer.

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