Report: Wolves agree fee with Chelsea for Kenneth Omeruo; medical arranged

Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to welcome another new defender to Molineux with Chelsea youngster Kenneth Omeruo on his way.

Clearly, the decision makers at Molineux felt the defence was an area crying out for reinforcement this summer. Roderick Miranda, Ryan Bennett and Willy Boly have already arrived to give new manager Nuno Espirito Santo a wealth of options at centre-back.

And the aforementioned trio could be joined in the Black Country by Kenneth Omeruo, a Nigerian international in desperate need of a fresh start after a difficult couple of seasons at Chelsea.

Argentina's Lionel Messi in action against Nigeria's Kenneth Omeruo (R)Omeruo made an excellent impression at the 2014 World Cup

OwnGoalNigeria reports that the talented centre-back will undergo a medical at Wolves’ training ground on Monday afternoon after the Championship side had a bid of £3 million accepted by the Premier League champions.

Although Omeruo never made a first-team appearance in Chelsea colours, his potential arrival is most certainly an intriguing one. After all, he was won 31 caps for Nigeria by the tender age of 23 and started all four games in the 2014 World Cup as the Super Eagles were defeated by France in the round of 16.

He has also played regularly in Turkey for the last two seasons during loan spells at Kasimpasa and Alanyaspor and still has plenty of experience in English football on his CV despite his lack of opportunities at Stamford Bridge.

He made 36 appearances during two seasons on loan at Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough's Kenneth Omeruo in action against Ipswich Town's David McGoldrick

And with his contract expiring next summer, it appears that Wolves will complete the deal for a bargain fee, at least in comparison to today’s madcap market.

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