Sunderland 'sign' Chelsea defender


The Sun says Clarke-Salter, 20, will join the Black Cats on loan until the end of the season.

And speaking to, full-back Jones revealed how the young defender is settling into life on Wearside.

The 20-year-old has been at Stamford Bridge since the age of eight and has won multiple UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup medals.

Sunderland are rock bottom of the Championship and staring relegation in the face.

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"One of the reasons I've come to the club is because the manager is great with young players, so I can't wait to learn from him".

It is understood that the deal has been agreed in principle, with Clarke Salter expected to travel to Sunderland on Sunday to finalise the switch. He's made two first team appearances for Chelsea, with John Terry saying he's good enough to one day become a first team regular.

Both Coleman and his assistant Kit Symons are central defenders by trade and see Clarke-Salter in a role on the left of a back-three which is the position where Chelsea boss Antonio Conte expects him to progress at Premier League level.

According to the Sunday Mirror Newspaper, the youngster could be re-united with former Wales manager Chris Coleman at the Stadium of Light this month, with Sunderland looking to secure the services Ampadu on loan from the Blues for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign.