Report: 24-year-old about to sign for Championship club, just days after being released by Chelsea

QPR are reportedly set to sign defender Jake Clarke-Salter imminently, who was released by Chelsea this month.

Chelsea confirmed last week the 24-year-old was one of the players at Stamford Bridge being released, which has made him available to sign on a free transfer.

The left-footed centre-back has just enjoyed a season-long loan in the Championship with Coventry City. It looks like he’s heading back to England’s second-tier next season, too.

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QPR set to sign Clarke-Salter

According to The Athletic, Championship side QPR have agreed a deal to sign Clarke-Salter this summer.

It is explained the deal could be completed on Wednesday (today), with his medical now booked ahead of joining on a four-year deal.

The report states QPR appear to have beaten off interest from Bournemouth, Standard Liege, Wolfsburg and Istanbul Basaksehir for his signature.

He’s a talented centre-half that did make two first-team appearances for Chelsea after coming through the academy at Cobham. However, it now looks like he’s found a permanent new home across London at neighbours QPR.

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The Blues have now lost Clarke-Salter on a permanent basis, but let’s hope he can carve out a great career for himself at QPR.

It’ll be interesting to see if any of Chelsea’s loanees from last season are ready to break into Thomas Tuchel’s first-team squad, especially as the centre-back options looks thin on the ground right now.

Blues centre-back Levi Colwill, 19, is returning for pre-season after an eye-catching year on loan with Huddersfield Town. In fact, it’s been reported he will get a chance to impress Tuchel.

Elsewhere, versatile 21-year-old Ethan Ampadu, who impressed playing for Wales last night, is another viable option for Chelsea to consider.

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