Chelsea’s Jake Clarke-Salter is expected to leave the club before tomorrow’s 5pm domestic deadline and Sheffield Wednesday are favourites to sign the defender.
The 23-year-old has been highly-rated at Stamford Bridge over the years and he has also represented England at various youth levels. However the competition for places at the Blues means he has understandably had to look elsewhere for regular football.
Clarke-Salter has been on loan at Sunderland and Vitesse in the past, whilst he spent the last campaign on loan with Birmingham City.
And, another temporary move is on the cards, with West London Sport revealing that Huddersfield, Derby and the Owls are tracking the left-footer.
Importantly, the update claims that it’s Garry Monk’s men who are in pole position for the centre-back and they hope to wrap up a loan deal by the close of play on Friday.
If the deal is finalised, it will be the second youngster Wednesday have signed from Chelsea, with Izzy Brown currently on loan at Hillsborough for the season as well.
The defender could potentially be involved for Saturday’s game at former club Birmingham if he can be registered in time tomorrow.
Obviously, Clarke-Salter is not going to get the minutes he wants at Chelsea so a move to the Championship is much better for him than playing U23 football.
From Sheffield Wednesday’s perspective, they will be getting a player who has improved in recent years and he did well at times for Birmingham last season.
The challenge will be for Monk to take Clarke-Salter’s game up another level and if he can manage that then he will be an upgrade on what the Owls have at the back.
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