Ola Aina: Fulham set to sign ex-Chelsea youngster on loan

23-year-old, who has won 17 international caps for Nigeria, will return to Premier League

Ola Aina during the Serie A match between Torino FC and Udinese at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on February 10, 2019 in Turin, Italy.
Image: Ola Aina joined Torino on a permanent deal last season

Fulham are close to completing a deal to sign Torino's Nigeria international defender Ola Aina.

The ex-Chelsea youngster is set to join the Cottagers on an initial season-long loan, with the deal expected to be completed by the middle of the week.

Fulham will have the option to make Aina's loan a permanent transfer for a figure in the region of £11m.

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Former England youth international Aina is a graduate of Chelsea's academy and spent over a decade at the club.

He spent the 2017-18 campaign away on loan at Hull before making a season-long loan move to Torino the following year.

The Serie A side took up the option to make Aina's move from Chelsea permanent in June 2019. The 23-year-old made 37 appearances for Torino last season.

Ola Aina
Image: Aina made five first-team appearances during his time at Chelsea

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