Chelsea have today secured the long-term services of academy graduate Billy Clifford.

The English full back, who can also play in the midfield positions, is highly-rated at Stamford Bridge and was involved in first-team activities last term.

Clifford signed his first professional forms with Chelsea last summer, and featured in pre-season against Ajax last year.

He was also in a Chelsea Champions League squad, but failed to make a competitive appearance for the Blues under Carlo Ancelotti.


 

The 19-year-old has clearly impressed Andre Villas-Boas during the Porto manager's short time at the club, having feature in pre-season this term too against Portsmouth. 

He will now remain at Chelsea until 2015.

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