Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Chris Coleman reacts after making Chelsea defender his first Sunderland signing

Chris Coleman reacts after making Chelsea defender his first Sunderland signing

Chelsea's young centre-back prospect Jake Clarke-Salter is set to complete his loan move today to Championship side Sunderland, according to the London Evening Standard.

The 20-year-old, an FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League-winner during his time in the Chelsea Academy, moves to Wearside for what will be his first Championship loan.

Last summer, the 20-year-old enjoyed further success by helping England under-20s become the nation's first world champions since 1966, and he believes working under Coleman is the ideal next step in his career.

Chelsea youngster Clarke-Salter has joined on a loan deal until the end of the season after taking his place in Antonio Conte's squad for the FA Cup third round draw against Norwich City on Saturday.

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The report also says that Pep Guardiola's City have made an enquiry but that no formal offers have been made at this point. Arsenal and Manchester City have made contact with West Brom to explore a deal to sign centre-back Jonny Evans .

"Jake is a hugely talented young player who has jumped at the opportunity to come to this club and show people what he can do", said Coleman.

The 20-year-old has made just one appearance for Chelsea this term, as a late substitute in the League Cup win over Nottingham Forest.

Clarke-Salter, who is an England U20 global, has only made one Premier League appearance for the Blues and spent time on loan at Bristol Rovers last season.

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