Chalobah seals loan move to Napoli

Chelsea’s Nathaniel Chalobah has joined Napoli on a season-long loan deal.

The 20-year-old, who can play in midfield or defence, spent the second half of last season at Reading.

He has previously had spells with Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough and Burnley.

England Under-21 international Chalobah, who captained the Blues’ Under-18s to FA Youth Cup success in 2012, will now be a team-mate of Pepe Reina, Gonzalo Higuain, Marek Hamsik and Vlad Chiriches.

Napoli finished fifth in Serie A last season and will compete in the Europa League group stage this term.