Carney Chukwuemeka: Man United, Liverpool scramble for Nigerian-born England U17

Carney Chukwuemeka: Man United, Liverpool scramble for Nigerian-born England U17

- Carney Chukwuemeka is a summer target for Manchester United and Liverpool

- The Aston Villa star is regarded as the best 16-year-old in the game

- It is understood Man City have also turned on their interest for the midfielder

Carney Chukwuemeka has been linked to a move to two of the biggest Premier League clubs, Man United and Liverpool.

The 16-year-old Aston Villa star, who is rated as the best in his age category in England is understood to be on the verge of signing a new deal.

But top English clubs are looking to persuade the England U17 international to join their ranks.

According to The Athletic, Man City have also joined the race and reports claim Villa are willing to persuade Chukwuemeka to stay to fulfil his short-term ambitions with the club.

Chief Executive Officer Christian Purslow recently hailed Chukwuemeka as “probably the best 16-year-old in England right now”.

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Chukwuemeka still shuffles his studies with playing football could still have a better chance of nailing first-team action in the shortest of times.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that James Rodriguez is reportedly arousing the interest of Man United and the Colombian could be involved in the deal in luring Paul Pogba to Real Madrid.

The charismatic midfielder has been hit with series of injuries, including spending two years on loan at Bayern Munich in his five-and-a-half-years at the Santiago Bernabeu.

According to Spanish news media outlet AS, Premier League giants United are interested in bringing the midfielder to Old Trafford.

Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is keen on signing Pogba in the summer and would be happy to include Rodriguez in the deal. had earlier reported that Ronaldinho bid farewell to his inmates amid tears in a barbecue party in the Paraguay prison after he was released and placed under proper house arrest, reports claim, ESPN FC.

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