Serie A side Napoli have agreed to sign Chelsea’s 20 year old England Under 21 international Nathaniel Chalobah on a season long loan.
Chalobah has yet to play a senior competitive game for the defending Premier League champions, but he has enjoyed loan spells at Nottingham Forrest, Watford, Reading, Burnley and Middlesborough.
Chalobah was born in Sierra Leone but impressed for England during the summer’s Under 21 European Championship. Despite the move to the Serie A club, however, the 20 year old might not be too impressed with the words of Napoli’s head coach Maurizio Sarri.
Things work slightly differently in Italy to in the Premier League and clubs routinely bring in players without the manager’s knowledge. That has led Sarri to say, “I don’t know anything about the player. If the club picked him then he must have some quality. I train whoever the club puts at my disposal”.