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Chelsea has been ordered to pay £2.5m in compensation fee to Exeter City for Ethan Ampadu, Sky Sports reports.

Ampadu joined the Blues last June despite a sum not being agreed with the League Two side as the 17-year-old has played a surprise small role in Antonio Conte’s side.

According to Sky Sports, Exeter will receive £1.3m rising to £2.5m depending on the game time he gets with the Blues’ first team, along with a 20 per cent sell-on clause inserted in the contract.

Ethan Ampadu
Ethan Ampadu was brilliant for Chelsea against AFC Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup earlier in the season.

Despite getting a fee out of Ampadu, Exeter chairman Julian Tagg confirmed in a club statement that the Welshman’s sale is a ‘disappointment for football’.

With Ampadu out of action until the end of the season, who knows whether he will still be in Chelsea’s first-team fold for the near future.

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