Sunderland closing deal for Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter

The Chelsea team Captain Jake Clarke Salter lifts the trophy as Chelsea win the FA Youth Cup Final- Second Leg between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge

Clarke-Salter has made two senior appearances for Chelsea, but boss Antonio Conte feels a spell out on loan with the Black Cats will help his development more at this stage.

Clarke-Salter is likely to go straight into the squad for Saturday's league trip to Cardiff, where the Black Cats will attempt to drag themselves from the foot of the table amid a crippling injury crisis.

And speaking to safc.com, full-back Jones revealed how the young defender is settling into life on Wearside. The 20-year-old will be Chris Coleman's first signing.

Sunderland were knocked out of the FA Cup yesterday after losing 2-0 away to Middlesbrough and now sit bottom of the Championship.

Clarke-Salter has only had one loan tenure prior to the Sunderland deal and it was with Bristol Rovers.

Chris Martin of Derby County is tackled by Tyias Browning of Sunderland during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light

- Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 6, 2018Jake Clarke-Salter is a centre back.

This season the youngster has spent the first half of the campaign at Stamford Bridge.

He starred for England in their Under-20 World Cup win and was close to joining Birmingham on loan in the summer.

Things have not gone according to plan for Terry and Clarke-Slater as the player has so far gone on to make just one appearance so far this season which came as a late substitute during a League Cup match against Nottingham Forest.

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