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Nathaniel Chalobah is the latest Chelsea youngster to leave Stamford Bridge on a permanent deal as Watford have signed the Chelsea midfielder from Chelsea on a permanent deal.

The 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract with Watford after failing to break into the first team at Chelsea.

The England Under-21 international spent had a successful season on loan at Vicarage Road in the 2012/13 season, where he scored five goals in 42 appearances.

A club statement read: “Nathaniel Chalobah has sealed a permanent return to Watford from Chelsea, the Hornets are delighted to confirm.

“The England Under-21 international midfielder has signed a five-year deal at Vicarage Road and joins for an undisclosed fee.

“Chalobah will wear squad number 14 for the Hornets.”

Chelsea have confirmed the deal on the club’s official website and thanked Chalobah for his services. Chelsea bade him farewell saying: “We would like to thank Nathaniel for his service to the club and wish him all the best for the future.”

Chalobah rejected a new contract with the club as he was unsure of his Chelsea future with the coming of Tiemoue Bakayako from Monaco.

The 22-year-old made 15 appearances in all competitions and picked up a Premier League winner’s medal, notably setting up Victor Moses’s goal against Leicester early on in our famous 13-game winning run.

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