Chelsea transfer news: Stoke City win race to sign Dujon Sterling on loan

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Stoke City have agreed on a season-long loan deal with Chelsea for talented wing-back Dujon Sterling.

The 22-year-old is currently undergoing a medical in Staffordshire ahead of a move to the Championship where he excelled last season at Blackpool.

Sterling was lined up to join QPR, only for an injury against Boreham Wood in pre-season scuppered the move, and the R’s who opted to sign Manchester United's Ethan Laird instead.

Still, Stoke beat competition from Preston to bring the Cobham academy graduate in under manager Alex Neil.

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Sterling has less than two years on his current contract in west London and the level of performance this season will dictate his future.

Thomas Tuchel likes Sterling and has used him in a host of pre-season games over the last two years.

However, with spending up to £250million at Stamford Bridge this summer, Sterling will have to be special to break into the wealthy new Boehly-Clearlake era.

A successful loan could also attract further suitors next summer with a Premier League move a realistic prospect for next season.