Chelsea set to complete Omeruo deal

Chelsea are reportedly set to sign Kenneth Omeruo from Standard Liege this month before loaning him out to ADO Den Haag immediately, Sky Sports reports.

Den Haag stated earlier this week that they would sign a player on loan from a Premier League side for the remainder of the 2011/12 season, but refused to divulge a name. Reports in the Dutch media claim that the player in question is Omeruo. The 18 year old centre-back joined Liege in the summer and has represented the Nigeria under 20 national side. Omeruo played at the U20 World Cup in Colombia and attracted the interest of the Blues.

Chelsea are looking to build for their future and have already signed young Belgian stars Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois. Courtois is on loan at Atletico Madrid, which was confirmed soon after he signed for the Blues, and Chelsea are expected to use the same tactic with Omeruo.

Den Haag coach Maurice Steijn said: ‘I hope he can join our squad quickly if all the paperwork is completed’. Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is looking for a marquee signing in the January transfer window, but is still looking for young players to enhance the squad’s future.

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