Watford loan move for Chalobah

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola has raided former club Chelsea to

sign versatile youngster Nathaniel Chalobah on loan.

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola has raided former club Chelsea to

sign versatile youngster Nathaniel Chalobah on loan until

January.

The 17-year-old, who can play in defence or midfield, captained

the Blues to FA Youth Cup success last term and has also skippered

the Premier League club’s reserve side on a regular basis.

Chalobah, an England Under-19 international, is yet to make a

first-team appearance for Chelsea but has been an unused

substitute.

Meanwhile, Watford centre-back Tommie Hoban, 18, has followed in

the footsteps of midfielder Sean Murray by penning a new five-year

deal at Vicarage Road.

Elsewhere, defender Dale Bennett has joined AFC Wimbledon on a

month-long loan deal while Adam Thompson has linked up with fellow

League Two outfit Wycombe for the same spell.