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Report: Chukwuemeka asking price stuns Newcastle and Manchester City
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Report: Chukwuemeka asking price stuns Newcastle and Manchester City

Newcastle United have been left stunned after learning that Aston Villa want £20 million for Carney Chukwuemeka this summer, according to a report from talkSPORT.

Chukwuemeka is a surprise contender to leave Villa Park in this window. And it is all down to his contract situation, with his current deal expiring in a year.

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Reports have claimed that he has rejected a new deal amid interest from the likes of Arsenal and Newcastle.

He has been left out of their pre-season squad for the trip to Australia. And Villa are leaving the door open for the 18-year-old to leave in this window.

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However, their demands have taken his admirers aback. TalkSPORT reports that both Manchester City and Newcastle have been left stunned by the £20 million asking price.

The pair were shocked given that he will be available for a compensation fee next year. Meanwhile, foreign clubs can negotiate with Chukwuemeka directly in six months. And the fee he moves for will be considerably lower should he move abroad.

Newcastle shocked as Aston Villa demand £20m for Chukwuemeka

You can understand why clubs have their reservations about paying £20 million for Chukwuemeka. He shone for Aston Villa last season, but is largely unproven in the Premier League.

And some of the sides may feel that it is worthwhile to take their chances in the hope of securing his signature in a year.

Chukwuemeka will surely be hoping that someone can make an offer Villa accept. He is a ‘fantastic‘ prospect. But a year potentially on the sidelines is not going to do him any favours at all.

Newcastle may not be that team to make the substantial offer. They have other concerns right now. So they may be reluctant to spend so much on Chukwuemeka this time around.

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