Chelsea reach agreement with Atlanta United to sign Caleb Wiley


Chelsea have reached an agreement with Atlanta United to sign left-back Caleb Wiley.

The 19-year-old USMNT international is set to join for a fee of around £8.5million ($10.9m) and on a contract until June 2031.

Wiley is expected to be sent on loan to Strasbourg next season for regular first-team football.

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The negotiations for Wiley — who on Monday was named in the United States squad for the Paris Olympics — were helped by good relations between the Premier League club and their MLS counterparts.

Wiley has been twice capped by the senior U.S. side since making his debut last year. He was not part of Gregg Berhalter’s squad for Copa America.

Chelsea have been very active in targeting young players at the start of the summer transfer window and have already brought in Omari Kellyman from Aston Villa and Barcelona striker Marc Guiu.

They also look set to add Boca Juniors defender Aaron Anselmino and have an agreement with FC Basel to sign versatile defender Renato Veiga.

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