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 By PA Sport
Sep 1, 2014

Burnley complete loan signing of Chelsea's Nathaniel Chalobah

Burnley have announced their second signing of transfer deadline day, with Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah joining the Clarets on loan.

The England under-21 international has put pen to paper on a deal at Turf Moor that runs until January.

The news comes after Burnley earlier on Monday wrapped up the permanent capture of Scotland forward George Boyd from Hull on a three-year deal, for an undisclosed fee reported to be three million pounds.

Chalobah, 19, has come through the Chelsea youth ranks but is still yet to make a first-team appearance for the club.

He captained the Blues to FA Youth Cup glory in 2012 and subsequently spent the whole of the 2012-13 season on loan at Watford.

Loan spells last term with two other Championship sides, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough, followed, and now he has the chance to feature in the Premier League for the first time.

He was part of the England under-17 team that won the 2010 European Championship, and to date, has 18 under-21 caps to his name.

Burnley coach Sean Dyche told the club's official website: "Nathaniel is someone we have been interested in for a while. I've followed his career journey and he did tremendously well at Watford, then had an indifferent last year, but I think players grow from that. 

"He knows the challenge and he knows the strength of our midfield, in particular with David Jones and Dean Marney, and he was willing to take that on. He thinks this will be a good environment for him, which I do too." 

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