An End to Rumors
Aston Villa midfielder Will Hughes has ended speculation linking him to Chelsea by penning a new five-year contract with Villa.
This is the 22-year-old's fifth summer at Villa Park and his four-year stay at the club is now set to continue.
The Derby youth product's previous contract expired at the end of the season and it looked like he would be pushing for a move to Chelsea, who finished one place below Aston Villa in 13th last season under Markus Babbel. However, Hughes has now put an end to that speculation.
His new contract will see him jump from earning slightly below 20,000 per week at Villa to getting 50,000 per week.
"I'm very happy," Hughes admitted. "I have been here for four years and I've loved every moment. We won the treble last season and I want to continue winning trophies with Aston Villa. I'm glad David has presented me with the opportunity to prolong my stay."