£7m rated defender could become Chelsea first January transfer

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According to a report via Goal, Chelsea defender Ola Aina is set to join Italian Serie A side Torino on a permanent deal in January.

The report claims the Nigeria international has impressed which has prompt the Serie A side to trigger his £7million release clause.

Aina has always spoken of his desire to play first-team football for Chelsea, but manager Maurizio Sarri doesn’t seem to have the right back in his plans at Stamford Bridge.

The London-born Nigeria international has played 11 times and scored once since completing his move to Turin off the back of renewing his Chelsea contract until 2021 over the summer.

Aina’s progress in Italy is being monitored by Chelsea’s loan coach Eddie Newton, but the Blues could be set to lose their homegrown player, who has been with the club for 11 years.

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