Wolverhampton Wanderers have agreed a £3m fee with Premier League club Chelsea for the signature of highly rated young defender Kenneth Omeruo, who has had a difficult time at Stamford Bridge, according to a report on HITC.

The Nigerian International has been pursuing a fresh start after having limited opportunities in the Chelsea first team and will leave having not made a single senior appearance for the Blues.

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The 23-year-old defender is a key figure for the Nigerian National team and was one of their star performers in the 2014 World Cup as he started all four of their matches.

The defender’s contract at Chelsea is set to expire next season with the Stamford Bridge club not prepared to offer him a new deal, so Wolves are signing the player for a cheap price as Chelsea don’t want to lose him for free in a year.

Omeruo has had loan spells with various clubs and has experience in the English game following his spell at Middlesbrough where he made 36 appearances.

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The defender is well established at International level but needs to get his club career back on track by settling down with one club and Wolves hope they are the club for him.

The fee has been agreed and his medical with the club is set to take place soon.