Chelsea Star Defender set to leave for Hull City: Deal very close

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea reacts after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on February 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Former England U19 skipper Ola Aina is being linked with a transfer to EFL Championship side Hull City, understands.

It is believed that the Tigers have made an enquiry about the possibility of signing the Chelsea wonderkid on a season-long loan move.

New Hull City manager Leonid Slutskiy has an excellent relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, and spent the first five months of this year at the Blues Academy.

This is a World Cup season and Aina is aware that he needs to be playing on a regular basis in order to be named on the World Cup roster, having pledged his international future to Nigeria.

Last season, Aina’s options were limited due to the emergence of Victor Moses as a full back, and he could only make six appearances in all competitions for the first team.

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