Former Aston Villa man could cut ties with Premier League side this summer, report suggests

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Chelsea could offload former Aston Villa midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka this summer, as per a report by Football London.

The 20-year-old, who is an England youth international, has been named as a player who may well end up leaving Stamford Bridge for a new challenge in the next transfer window.

Aston Villa signed him back in 2016 from Northampton Town in the Football League and he then rose up through the academy ranks of the Midlands outfit.

He featured at a variety of different youth levels before going on to play 16 first-team appearances before Chelsea came calling.

Chukwuemeka has since made 21 appearances for the Blues in all competitions, only six of which have come this term, and his future is now up in the air.

In this latest update regarding his situation, Football London have suggested: "Initially joining from Aston Villa on a six-year deal, 20-year-old Chukwuemeka could be another unfortunate victim of Chelsea's policy around net spend and the league's PSRs.

"With the Blues acquiring 'upgrades' like Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez after his arrival for big bucks, the window for Chukwuemeka to make his impact felt seems to be getting narrower by the week."

It remains to be seen who could potentially be interested in Chukwuemeka if he is to be made available for transfer.

Aston Villa are well stocked up with options in his position so it would be a surprise to see them linked with a move back in for him at the end of this season.